MPRAscore: robust and non-parametric analysis of massively parallel reporter assays

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MOTIVATION: Massively parallel reporter assays (MPRA) enable systematic screening of DNA sequence variants for effects on transcriptional activity. However, convenient analysis tools are still needed. RESULTS: We introduce MPRAscore, a novel tool to infer allele-specific effects on transcription from MPRA data. MPRAscore uses a weighted, variance-regularized method to calculate variant effect sizes robustly, and a permutation approach to test for significance without assuming normality or independence. AVAILABILITY AND IMPLEMENTATION: Source code (C++), precompiled binaries and data used in the paper at and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.


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  • Broad Institute
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  • Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
  • Medical Genetics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5351-5353
Number of pages3
JournalBioinformatics (Oxford, England)
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Dec 15
Publication categoryResearch