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[03-15-2018] RNA Framework v2.5.4 [minor release]:
- Fixed a bug causing rf-fold to get stuck sometimes when executed in multi-thread
- Fixed 90% Winsorizing normalization method in rf-norm to exclude values below the 5th percentile as outliers
- Added rf-compare support for the generation of comparison plots of structures (reference vs. predicted)
- Several minor bug fixes


The recent advent of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) techniques, has enabled transcriptome-scale analysis of the RNA epistructurome. Despite the establishment of several methods for querying RNA secondary structures (CIRS-seq, SHAPE-seq, Structure-seq, DMS-seq, PARS, SHAPE-MaP, DMS-MaPseq), and RNA post-transcriptional modifications (Ψ, m1A, m6A, m5C, hm5C, 2'-OMe) on a transcriptome-wide scale, no tool has been developed to date to enable the rapid analysis and interpretation of this data.

RNA Framework is a modular toolkit developed to deal with RNA structure probing and post-transcriptional modifications mapping high-throughput data.
Its main features are:

  • Automatic reference transcriptome creation
  • Automatic reads preprocessing (adapter clipping and trimming) and mapping
  • Scoring and data normalization
  • Accurate RNA folding prediction by incorporating structural probing data

For updates, please visit: http://www.rnaframework.com
For support requests, please post your questions to: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/rnaframework


Danny Incarnato (dincarnato[at]rnaframework.com)
Epigenetics Unit @ HuGeF [Human Genetics Foundation]


Incarnato et al., (2015) RNA structure framework: automated transcriptome-wide reconstruction of RNA secondary structures from high-throughput structure probing data (PMID: 26487736).


This program is free software, and can be redistribute and/or modified under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or any later version.

Please see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/ for more information.



Clone the RNA Framework git repository:

git clone https://github.com/dincarnato/RNAFramework

This will create a "RNAFramework" folder.
To add RNA Framework executables to your PATH, simply type:

export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/RNAFramework