January 15, 2016 (Vol. 36, No. 2)


Strong Points: Great deal of information, primary literature cited
Weak Points: None


RNA-Seq experiments are increasingly employed to comprehensively measure gene expression, though the experimental design for RNA-Seq experiments can be daunting for newcomers. The RNA-seqlopedia is an excellent online resource written by the Cresko laboratory at the University of Oregon that walks site visitors through the workflow of an RNA-Seq experiment. Content is divided into six “chapters”: experimental design, RNA preparation, library preparations, sequencing, analysis, and references. The chapters include a lot of information (with primary literature appropriated cited). The information is nicely organized and is largely presented as text, though it is supplemented with tables and diagrams. Site visitors can easily jump between chapters (or jump to a specific section within a chapter) using the navigation bar on the right side of the page.

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