RNA Sequencing Data Analysis Solutions

User-friendly RNA-Seq analysis tools designed for biologists

Intuitive Analysis of RNA-Seq Data

Once in the domain of bioinformatics experts, RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) data analysis is now more accessible than ever. Illumina offers push-button RNA-Seq software solutions packaged in intuitive user interfaces designed for biologists.

These user-friendly tools support a broad range of next-generation sequencing (NGS) studies, from gene expression analysis to total RNA expression profiling and more.

Benefits of RNA-Seq Data Analysis with Illumina Tools

RNA-Seq data can be quickly and securely transferred, stored, and analyzed in Illumina Connected Analytics or BaseSpace Sequence Hub, the Illumina multiomics cloud computing platforms. Both platforms offer in-cloud access to DRAGEN secondary analysis for accurate, ultra-rapid secondary analysis of RNA-Seq and other NGS data.

DRAGEN uses lossless genomic data compression to reduce the data storage footprint by as much as 5x, all while preserving data integrity. Learn more about:

Our RNA-Seq analysis apps are:

  • Accessible to any researcher, regardless of bioinformatics experience
  • An expert-preferred suite of RNA-Seq software tools, developed or optimized by Illumina or from a growing ecosystem of third-party app providers
  • Designed to support common transcriptome studies, from gene expression quantification to detection of novel transcripts, coding single nucleotide polymorphisms (cSNPs), gene fusions, and more
  • Suitable for human, mouse, and rat RNA-Seq analysis (certain apps support additional species)
  • Compatible with all Illumina sequencing systems
Core Lab Uses BaseSpace to Analyze mRNA-Seq Data

The BRC-Seq core sequencing facility at the University of British Columbia uses BaseSpace Sequence Hub to analyze and share data. Their studies frequently involve analysis of mRNA sequencing data to assess the impact of different experimental treatments on the transcriptome. The BaseSpace workflow helps BRC-Seq track samples and deliver high-quality sequencing data to its customers.

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Featured RNA-Seq Analysis Apps

Based on frequently cited RNA-Seq analysis pipelines, these apps support a broad range of transcriptome data analysis needs.

Featured Apps for RNA Sequencing Data
Method Featured App
mRNA Sequencing
Targeted RNA Sequencing BaseSpace RNA Amplicon App
Small RNA Sequencing BaseSpace Small RNA App
Infectious Disease Sequencing

How to Analyze RNA-Seq Data with BaseSpace Apps

Walk through a typical BaseSpace Sequence Hub RNA sequencing data analysis workflow, from choosing your sequencing runs through selection of analysis parameters and analysis of results.

View examples of the easily interpretable tables and graphs that the software generates, including descriptions of differential expression, gene fusion detection, variant calling, and other reports that can be incorporated into a manuscript.

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Interpretation of RNA-Seq Data

After data analysis, results can be transferred easily to Correlation Engine for functional annotation, to understand the biological effects of gene expression changes. This omics research database and suite of tools contains data sets from thousands of public studies that inform biological interpretation. The information is curated and normalized, giving the data additional power to help researchers define associations by tissue, disease, compound, and/or genetic perturbation.

Common applications of Correlation Engine include connecting differential gene expression data from RNA-Seq experiments with disease associations, and visualizing correlated genes and microRNA targets.

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Providing Biological Context

Learn how Correlation Engine helps University of Pittsburgh researchers understand gene upregulation and downregulation, gene function, drug activity, and other mechanisms, and contextualize their results for publications and grants.

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View Sample Data Sets

See sample data sets for various methods in BaseSpace Sequence Hub, or test BaseSpace Apps and evaluate the results interactively.

Note that a customer login is required to access BaseSpace Sequence Hub and view specific data sets.

Multiomics Profiling

Combine RNA-Seq data with data from other modalities such as epigenetics and proteomics, to measure gene expression, gene regulation, and protein levels.

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