An Introduction to High-Throughput Bioinformatics Data
High throughput biological assays supply thousands of measurements per sample, and the sheer amount of related data increases the need for better models to enhance inference. Such models, however, are more effective if they take into account the idiosyncracies associated with the specific methods of measurement: where the numbers come from. We illustrate this point by describing three different measurement platforms: microarrays, serial analysis of gene expression (SAGE), and proteomic mass spectrometry.
Keith A. Baggerly, Kevin R. Coombes, and Jeffrey S. Morris. "An Introduction to High-Throughput Bioinformatics Data" Bayesian Inference in Gene Expression and Proteomics. Ed. KA Do, P Mueller, M Vannucci. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. 1-33.
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