Inferring biological tasks using Pareto analysis of high-dimensional data

Yuval Hart, Hila Sheftel, Jean Hausser, Pablo Szekely, Noa Bossel Ben-Moshe, Yael Korem, Avichai Tendler, Avraham E. Mayo, Uri Alon*

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We present the Pareto task inference method (ParTI; for inferring biological tasks from high-dimensional biological data. Data are described as a polytope, and features maximally enriched closest to the vertices (or archetypes) allow identification of the tasks the vertices represent. We demonstrate that human breast tumors and mouse tissues are well described by tetrahedrons in gene expression space, with specific tumor types and biological functions enriched at each of the vertices, suggesting four key tasks.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)233-235
Number of pages3
JournalNature Methods
Issue number3
StatePublished - 26 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

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