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Question: WGCNA works on time course data
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3 months ago by
joseph40
joseph40 wrote:

Hi, I have a time-course microarray data. 7 subjects, each one has several time points (Day0, Day10, Day20, and Day30). And the trait data also have the same time point for every subject. 

I wonder if make sense to pool all time points data together to construct the network and then correlate with trait? Or separately construct a network for each time point? 

Thanks.

ADD COMMENTlink modified 3 months ago by Peter Langfelder1.3k • written 3 months ago by joseph40
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3 months ago by
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Peter Langfelder1.3k wrote:

It depends on what your research aims/questions are. However, since you only seem to have a total of 7*4=28 samples, I would construct one network from all samples. If you find that the largest driver of variability is uninteresting, adjust the data for it and construct a new network.

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