I am interested in identifying the differential expression between several genes-of-interest of different organisms.
I am trying to assess the benefits of RNA sequencing over microarrays. Both techniques are a means to an end. With both of these two methods one can "count" the differences between two conditions, e.g. cell types, time points etc. They do use different technology to achieve it, but they both give a certain number 't' in the end, which can be looked at as the strength of the expression of a specific gene under a certain cellular condition. One can than compare the two (or more) conditions to get a picture of what is different in the cell due to the changes.
As I am new to this field, can someone tell me what the advantages are of RNA sequencing over micro arrays? Alternatively, information on comparisons between microarrays and RNA sequencing methods are welcome.