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RNA-STAR is a powerful and fast RNA sequence aligner which is designed to align spliced RNA transcripts to a reference sequence.

Using RNA-STAR on RCC Resources

RNA-STAR requires the gnu module to run. Simply log in to either a Spear or HPC node and run the program using STAR (all capital letters) after loading the module. A PDF describing the usage of this program can be found here.  

module load gnu
# Replace [OPTIONS] with any switches or options needed
# Replace INFILE with the name of the FASTQ files you want to run
# Replace INDEX with a path to a reference genome
STAR [OPTIONS] --genomeDir INDEX --readFilesIn INFILE