Did you arrive here by selecting the   DNASTAR Navigator workflow Genomics (or Transcriptomics) > Combine assemblies into a single analysis project? If so, you’re in the right place!      

Once you have prepared individual assemblies for projects (e.g., RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq) using the same reference sequence, SeqMan NGen’s Combined workflow lets you merge these distinctive assemblies into a single ArrayStar (.astar) project. You can then perform downstream analysis in ArrayStar and/or send data from ArrayStar to DNASTAR’s genome visualizer, GenVision Pro.

To follow this type of workflow, choose Merge existing assemblies from same or different workflows in the Choose Assembly Workflow screen.

The Combined workflow is ideal for the following situations:

  • You have one or more data sources (e.g., RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq) derived from the same biological sample. After assembly, you want to be able to view both variant and gene expression results in ArrayStar.
  • You have one or more assemblies of the same or different types, and need to merge them into a single project.


The following brief video demonstrates this workflow:

For more in-depth information, see our 51 minute webinar entitled “Combined NGS Analysis for genomic variation, gene expression, and gene regulation”:

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