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DupChecker: a bioconductor package for checking high-throughput genomic data redundancy in meta-analysis.
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PMID:  25267467     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Meta-analysis has become a popular approach for high-throughput genomic data analysis because it often can significantly increase power to detect biological signals or patterns in datasets. However, when using public-available databases for meta-analysis, duplication of samples is an often encountered problem, especially for gene expression data. Not removing duplicates could lead false positive finding, misleading clustering pattern or model over-fitting issue, etc in the subsequent data analysis.
RESULTS: We developed a Bioconductor package Dupchecker that efficiently identifies duplicated samples by generating MD5 fingerprints for raw data. A real data example was demonstrated to show the usage and output of the package.
CONCLUSIONS: Researchers may not pay enough attention to checking and removing duplicated samples, and then data contamination could make the results or conclusions from meta-analysis questionable. We suggest applying DupChecker to examine all gene expression data sets before any data analysis step.
Quanhu Sheng; Yu Shyr; Xi Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMC bioinformatics     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1471-2105     ISO Abbreviation:  BMC Bioinformatics     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-10-1    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100965194     Medline TA:  BMC Bioinformatics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  323     Citation Subset:  -    
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