RNA Sequencing: Up Close with the Data

RNA plays an important role in biological systems as the intermediary between DNA and proteins. By measuring the RNA in a cell or tissue, we learn about the cell’s/tissue’s function. RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) is a relatively new technology that allows us to measure RNA in a sample with a high degree of accuracy. In this module, we will discuss types of data generated by RNA-seq experiments.

Learning Objectives:

  • List the different types of information that can be gained from RNA-seq experiments.
  • Develop a general understanding of how RNA sequencing data are analyzed.
  • Explore some of the challenges associated with analyzing RNA-seq data.

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