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Fig. 1 | BMC Bioinformatics

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From: Tissue-aware RNA-Seq processing and normalization for heterogeneous and sparse data

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Preprocessing workflow for large, heterogeneous RNA-Seq data sets, as applied to the GTEx data. The boxes on the right show the number of samples, genes, and tissue types at each step. First, samples were filtered using PCoA with Y-chromosome genes to test for correct annotation of the sex of each sample. PCoA was used to group or separate samples derived from related tissue regions. Genes were filtered to select a normalization gene set to preserve robust, tissue-dependent expression. Finally, the data were normalized using a global count distribution method to support cross-tissue comparison while minimizing within-group variability

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