FX: an RNA-Seq analysis tool on the cloud

FX is an RNA-Seq analysis tool, which runs in parallel on cloud computing infrastructure, for the estimation of gene expression levels and genomic variant calling. In the mapping of short RNA-Seq reads, FX uses a transcriptome-based reference primarily, generated from ∼160,000 mRNA sequences from RefSeq, UCSC and Ensembl databases. This approach reduces the misalignment of reads originating from splicing junctions. Unmapped reads not aligned on known transcripts are then mapped on the human genome reference. FX allows analysis of RNA-Seq data on cloud computing infrastructures, supporting access through a user-friendly web interface.

Availability: FX is freely available on the web at (http://fx.gmi.ac.kr), and can be installed on local Hadoop clusters.

  • Hong D, Rhie A, Park SS, Lee J, Ju YS, Kim S, Yu SB, Bleazard T, Park HS, Rhee H, Chong H, Yang KS, Lee YS, Kim IH, Lee JS, Kim JI, Seo JS. (2012) FX: an RNA-Seq analysis tool on the cloud. Bioinformatics [Epub ahead of print]. [abstract]
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