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Question: Fold Change and LogFC
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6 months ago by
rkp0
rkp0 wrote:

Hi everyone,

What is the difference between Fold Change and LogFC?. Why it is important?

Thanking you.

Kind regards,

ADD COMMENTlink modified 6 months ago by James W. MacDonald47k • written 6 months ago by rkp0
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6 months ago by
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James W. MacDonald47k wrote:

To answer your question requires a tautology. The difference between fold change and log fold change is in the latter case the fold change has been logged. It's not important per se; it arises because most high throughput data tends to be highly right skewed, and taking logs helps with that.

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