Free & Open Environment for RNA-seq analysis: Galaxy

The Galaxy Team announced yesterday that the first free public resource for RNA-seq analysis is now available through the Galaxy public server at http://usegalaxy.org .

Galaxy now supports both Tophat and Cufflinks and also provides useful utilities for manipulating and visualizing GTF files, which are common outputs for a Tophat-Cufflinks pipeline.

Here is an exercise for learning about how to use Galaxy for RNA-seq analysis.

Galaxy is an open and free web-based platform for performing accessible, reproducible, and transparent NGS analyses. Users can start using Galaxy by going to http://usegalaxy.org ; alternatively, Galaxy can be downloaded and run on any *NIX machine: http://bitbucket.org/galaxy/galaxy-c…wiki/GetGalaxy or run on cloud computing resources such as Amazon: http://usegalaxy.org/cloud