Journal article

Gene set enrichment analysis for genome-wide DNA methylation data

Jovana Maksimovic, Alicia Oshlack, Belinda Phipson

GENOME BIOLOGY | BMC | Published : 2021

Abstract

DNA methylation is one of the most commonly studied epigenetic marks, due to its role in disease and development. Illumina methylation arrays have been extensively used to measure methylation across the human genome. Methylation array analysis has primarily focused on preprocessing, normalization, and identification of differentially methylated CpGs and regions. GOmeth and GOregion are new methods for performing unbiased gene set testing following differential methylation analysis. Benchmarking analyses demonstrate GOmeth outperforms other approaches, and GOregion is the first method for gene set testing of differentially methylated regions. Both methods are publicly available in the missMet..

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