[Bioperl-l] Bio::Expression & Re: ReseqChip, module/package name

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at gmx.net
Fri Aug 24 18:25:57 UTC 2007

On Aug 24, 2007, at 1:20 PM, Chris Fields wrote:

>>> ...
>> The problem I see, with Bio::Expression, is that Resequencing chips
>> are not belongs to Expression chips.
>> (Expression chips are designed to hybridisize RNA strands and hence
>> measure RNA expression levels, on the other hand a resequencing
>> chip is based on DNA, also the design and the probe length is quite
>> different). So, from my point of view it make sence to differ
>> between dna and rna chips, at least.
> Then maybe the more generic Bio::Microarray namespace is the way to
> go, with the module name Bio::Microarray::Tools:: MitoChip.  If
> needed other tools can be added as needed.

Makes sense to me too. Presumably, regardless of DNA or RNA being  
hybridized or length of probes, the data that comes out of them is  
quite similar in a general nature (namely hybridization signals)?

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