When at the end of the analysis I export the results with this code:
I have a file containing a list of genes with Log2FC and p-value. let say I have two conditions treated and untreated (6 and 2 ), are the values of gene expression of two replicates (untreated) normalized and compared with the values of the 6 replicates (treated) ? I mean are this taken as a single condition isn't it?
What if I have more conditions? let say 4 different conditions, to create that table 3 will be considered as a unique and one as reference condition?
also, to make a heatmap where all the biological replicates cluster together I could take the top 1000 gene that are similar among replicates and different with the reference level but I don't know if that is right and/or DESeq2 can do that, what do you guys think?