I'm wondering, for the sake of publication, how it is best to justify the use of one miRNA target prediction algorithm over the other? I'm not sure there's a recognised "best" one?
Is there any index out there that might list them by accuracy or maybe somebody might have compiled a list of which algorithms have the most citations?
Do you want to predict the target of a miRNA? As to what I know that is the only reliable prediction approach and the de-novo prediction of miRNAs is almost infeasible. Any opinion on this?
I should mention that above I mean miRNA target prediction algorithms, like PicTar and TargetScan.
Hi Paul - I've updated title and tags to reflect your comment. In general, I'd suggest editing your post in a situation like this to help clarify your original query.
Hi, I'm also curious too and interested in thoughts about TargetScan v. microrna.org.