SAM thresholding and false discovery rates for detecting differential gene expression in DNA microarrays

Abstract

SAM is a computer package for correlating gene expression with an outcome parameter such as treatment, survival time, or diagnostic class. It thresholds an appropriate test statistic and reports the q-value of each test based on a set of sample permutations. SAM works as a Microsoft Excel add-in and has additional features for fold-change thresholding and block permutations. Here, we explain how the SAM methodology works in the context of a general approach to detecting differential gene expression in DNA microarrays. Some recently developed methodology for estimating false discovery rates and q-values has been included in the SAM software, which we summarize here.

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The Analysis of Gene Expression Data: Methods and Software : 272–290
DOI
10.1007/b97411
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