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Testing for differential abundance in mass cytometry data

Lun, A.T.L., Richard, A.C., Marioni, J.C.

When comparing biological conditions using mass cytometry data, a key challenge is to identify cellular populations that change in abundance. Here, we present a computational strategy for detecting 'differentially abundant' populations by assigning cells to hyperspheres, testing for significant differences between conditions and controlling the spatial false discovery rate. Our method (http://bioconductor.org/packages/cydar) outperforms other approaches in simulations and finds novel patterns of differential abundance in real data.

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Lun, A.T.L., Richard, A.C., Marioni, J.C. "Testing for differential abundance in mass cytometry data" Nature Methods (2017): 707–9