I need to know the correct term(s) which are usually used in the parlance of both biology and bioinformatics for this study approach:
About 11 transcripts were investigated using qPCR for a number of samples (about 200) and then the gene expression data were subjected to data mining tools: principal component analysis (PCA), cluster analysis (CA) and the results were interpreted using other supportive data that were not included in PCA in order to reveal the nature of acquired clusters. Clusters obtained were then predicted from the gene expression data using machine learning classifiers. In short, it is a blend of molecular biology, data mining tools, and machine learning classification (predictive modeling).
Please if you have ever done this kind of data analysis, what should be the appropriate term to describe this approach?
Gene expression profiling study
Transcript profiling study
Transcript Wide Analysis Study or
TWAS for short