Florence M G Cavalli

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Transcriptomic studies routinely measure expression levels across numerous conditions. These datasets allow identification of genes that are specifically expressed in a small number of conditions. However, there are currently no statistically robust methods for identifying such genes. Here we present SpeCond, a method to detect condition-specific genes that(More)
The identification of susceptibility genes for human disease is a major goal of current biomedical research. Both sequence and structural variation have emerged as major genetic sources of phenotypic variability and growing evidence points to copy number variation as a particularly important source of susceptibility for disease. Here we propose and validate(More)
Through hyperacetylation of histone H4 lysine 16 (H4K16), the male-specific lethal (MSL) complex in Drosophila approximately doubles transcription from the single male X chromosome in order to match X-linked expression in females and expression from diploid autosomes. By obtaining accurate measurements of RNA polymerase II (Pol II) occupancies and short(More)
Ferrari et al. and Straub and Becker wrongly claim that an error in the computational analysis calls into question the conclusions of Conrad et al. All the available evidence, including the reanalyzed genomic data, show that the conclusions and the key message of the study remain unchanged: RNA polymerase II recruitment to male X-linked promoters is an(More)
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