Question: Ngs Of Mirna, Differential Expression With No Replicate Sample
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9.1 years ago by
Sara10 wrote:

Hi every one,

I am so happy to find you as I am new in NGS area. I have a set of miRNA data coming from Solid sequencer. I want to do the differential expression analysis of data. In fact, I have two groups and have 1 library per group without replicate. I want to know which statistical model fit better with my experiment Have any idea, please tell me! I have already looked at the library edger and DESeq Thanks Sara

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ADD COMMENTlink written 9.1 years ago by Sara10

I don't think a lack of replicates lends itself well to any statistical model I'm afraid.

ADD REPLYlink written 9.1 years ago by Daniel Swan13k

What was wrong with the approaches provided by DESeq and EdgeR?

ADD REPLYlink written 9.1 years ago by Jeremy Leipzig19k

I am also wondering what's wrong with the model of negative binomial distribution implemented in edgeR. I once used it to analyze RNA-seq data with only one replicate for each treatment. There is a discussion on SEQanswers in which you may be interested:

ADD REPLYlink written 8.9 years ago by Dejian1.3k
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9.1 years ago by
David Quigley11k
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David Quigley11k wrote:

Daniel's comment is correct. With no replicates of any kind, you will not be able to find any statistical model that supports differential expression analysis. You should read up on experimental design for microarray experiments, as there is a large literature of books for beginners to microarray analysis and the underlying ideas are the same even though the specific technology is different.

ADD COMMENTlink written 9.1 years ago by David Quigley11k
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