Question: TCGAbiolinks OutPuts (5% Losing Information)
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16 months ago by
dydrkq7770 wrote:


Hi, i'm Yonggab.

I downloaded the TCGA Ovarian Cancer Data using TCGAbiolinks package.

(Transcriptome profiling / gene expression quantification / HTSeq-Count)

But, I found out that 5% of the data was filtered (losing).

Can you tell me why it was filtered?

And is there way to see this in R? ( I have whole gene set )



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ADD COMMENTlink modified 16 months ago • written 16 months ago by dydrkq7770


To create a summarizedExperiemnt object in TCGAbiolinks we have to map genes, probes etc into genomic coordinates. We decide to map those to the most updated ENSEMBL patched version. For humans those versions are GRCh38.p12 (hg38) and GRCh19.p13 (hg19). Since the version we are using, some of the genes were retired (,,


You can get an unmodified version if you set the argument SummarizedExperiment to FALSE (there is an example here with a table of the genes we could not map in the most updated version)



ADD REPLYlink written 16 months ago by Tiago Chedraoui Silva240
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