We are happy to announce our recent paper by Michael I Love, Wolfgang Huber and Simon Anders: Moderated estimation of fold change and dispersion for RNA-seq data with DESeq2, Genome Biology, 15:550 (2014).
Abstract: comparative high-throughput sequencing assays, a fundamental task is the analysis of count data, such as read counts per gene in RNA-seq, for evidence of systematic changes across experimental conditions. Small replicate numbers, discreteness, large dynamic range and the presence of outliers require a suitable statistical approach. We present DESeq2, a method for differential analysis of count data, using shrinkage estimation for dispersions and fold changes to improve stability and interpretability of estimates. This enables a more quantitative analysis focused on the strength rather than the mere presence of differential expression. The DESeq2 package is available at Bioconductor.