We present CIDANE, a novel framework for genome-based transcript reconstruction and quantification from RNA-seq reads. CIDANE assembles transcripts efficiently with significantly higher sensitivity and precision than existing tools. Its algorithmic core not only reconstructs transcripts ab initio, but also allows the use of the growing annotation of known splice sites, transcription start and end sites, or full-length transcripts, which are available for most model organisms. CIDANE supports the integrated analysis of RNA-seq and additional gene-boundary data and recovers splice junctions that are invisible to other methods. CIDANE is available at http://ccb.jhu.edu/software/cidane/.

Toyota Technical Institute at Chicago
Genome Biology
Evolutionary Intelligence

Canzar, S., Andreotti, S., Weese, D., Reinert, K., & Klau, G. (2016). CIDANE: comprehensive isoform discovery and abundance estimation. Genome Biology, 17(1). doi:10.1186/s13059-015-0865-0