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Old 07-21-2010, 02:19 PM   #1
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Default Can I randomly sampe from ChIP seq input

I have a problem for peak calling. Could anyone help me?
After bowtie, I am using MACS to call peaks. There are 12 million unique reads in input, but there are only 4 million unique reads in my IP. The number of peaks called by MACS is not as high as I expected based on ChIP-chip. I am guessing some of the peaks may be masked because of the more reads in input. How could I solve this problem? Any suggestion?

I plan to randomly select comparable number of reads from input and call peak again. Does it make sense to do so? If it does, how could I do the job? I do not know how to do it.
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