Comprehensive analysis of DNA methylation data with RnBeads

Nat Methods. 2014 Nov;11(11):1138-1140. doi: 10.1038/nmeth.3115. Epub 2014 Sep 28.


RnBeads is a software tool for large-scale analysis and interpretation of DNA methylation data, providing a user-friendly analysis workflow that yields detailed hypertext reports ( Supported assays include whole-genome bisulfite sequencing, reduced representation bisulfite sequencing, Infinium microarrays and any other protocol that produces high-resolution DNA methylation data. Notable applications of RnBeads include the analysis of epigenome-wide association studies and epigenetic biomarker discovery in cancer cohorts.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • DNA / chemistry*
  • DNA Methylation*
  • Epigenesis, Genetic*
  • Genome, Human*
  • Humans
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods
  • Software*
  • Sulfites / chemistry


  • Sulfites
  • DNA
  • hydrogen sulfite