MAVE-NN: learning genotype-phenotype maps from multiplex assays of variant effect

Tareen, Ammar, Posfai, Anna, Ireland, William, McCandlish, David, Kinney, Justin (July 2020) MAVE-NN: learning genotype-phenotype maps from multiplex assays of variant effect. BioRxiv. (Unpublished)

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DOI: 10.1101/2020.07.14.201475


Multiplex assays of variant effect (MAVEs), which include massively parallel reporter assays (MPRAs) and deep mutational scanning (DMS) experiments, are being rapidly adopted in many areas of biology. However, inferring quantitative models of genotype-phenotype (G-P) maps from MAVE data remains challenging, and different inference approaches have been advocated in different MAVE contexts. Here we introduce a conceptually unified approach to the problem of learning G-P maps from MAVE data. Our strategy is grounded in concepts from information theory, and is based on the view of G-P maps as a form of information compression. We also introduce MAVE-NN, a Python package that implements this approach using a neural network backend. The capabilities and advantages of MAVE-NN are then demonstrated on three diverse DMS and MPRA datasets. MAVE-NN thus fills a major need in the computational analysis of MAVE data. Installation instructions, tutorials, and documentation are provided at .

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > DNA, RNA structure, function, modification > genes, structure and function > gene expression
bioinformatics > computational biology > algorithms > machine learning
organs, tissues, organelles, cell types and functions > tissues types and functions > neural networks
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Communities: CSHL labs > Kinney lab
CSHL labs > McCandlish lab
SWORD Depositor: CSHL Elements
Depositing User: CSHL Elements
Date: 14 July 2020
Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 14:20
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 15:26

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