Genome-wide mapping of histone modifications is critical to understanding transcriptional regulation. CUT&Tag is a new method for profiling histone modifications, offering improved sensitivity and decreased cost compared with ChIP-seq. Here, we present GoPeaks, a peak calling method specifically designed for histone modification CUT&Tag data. We compare the performance of GoPeaks against commonly used peak calling algorithms to detect histone modifications that display a range of peak profiles and are frequently used in epigenetic studies. We find that GoPeaks robustly detects genome-wide histone modifications and, notably, identifies a substantial number of H3K27ac peaks with improved sensitivity compared to other standard algorithms.
- Histone modifications
- Peak calling
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Cell Biology