Summary

Chromatin state plays a major role in controlling gene expression, and comparative analysis of ChIP-seq data is key to understanding epigenetic regulation. We present chromswitch, an R/Bioconductor package to integrate epigenomic data in a defined window of interest to detect an overall switch in chromatin state. Chromswitch accurately classifies a benchmarking dataset, and when applied genome-wide, the tool successfully detects chromatin changes that result in brain-specific expression.

Availability and implementation

Chromswitch is implemented as an R package available from Bioconductor at https://bioconductor.org/packages/chromswitch. All data and code for reproducing the analysis presented in this paper are available at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1101260.

Supplementary information

Supplementary data are available at Bioinformatics online.

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