One commonly performed bioinformatics task is to infer functional regulation of transcription factors by observing differential expression under a knockout, and integrating DNA binding information of that transcription factor. However, until now, this task has required dedicated bioinformatics support to perform the necessary data integration. GenomeSpace provides a protocol, or “recipe”, and a user interface with inter-operating software tools to identify protein occupancies along the genome from a ChIP-seq experiment and associated differentially regulated genes from a RNA-Seq experiment. By integrating RNA-Seq and ChIP-seq analyses, a user is easily able to associate differing expression phenotypes with changing epigenetic landscapes.
Availability – The recipe providing all the detailed steps and corresponding videos associated with this process is accessible at: http://recipes.genomespace.org/view/69.