Dear all, I have 150bp paired-end mRNA data, for one sample in the reverse reads (R2) file the QC (FastQC) run for upto 95 % and then failed with an error message:
Failed to process file Sample1-mRNA_R2.fastq.gz
uk.ac.babraham.FastQC.Sequence.SequenceFormatException: Ran out of data in the middle of a fastq entry. Your file is probably truncated
I have tried to print the tail of the file using the following command:
zcat ISample1-mRNA_R2.fastq.gz | tail -1
and got the following output:
gzip: Sample1-mRNA_R2.fastq.gz: unexpected end of file
The file seems to be truncated but we do not have any other source available as the sequencing was done in 2017 and we only have this version of the file available.
Is there a way to process the truncated fastq file for the differential gene expression analysis?