Authors: David R. Kelley

License: Apache License v2

Contributed by: Ziga Avsec

Cite as:

Type: tensorflow

Postprocessing: variant_effects

Trained on:

Source files

Sequential regulatory activity predictions with deep convolutional neural networks. Github link - Abstract Models for predicting phenotypic outcomes from genotypes have important applications to understanding genomic function and improving human health. Here, we develop a machine learning system to predict cell type-specific epigenetic and transcriptional profiles in large mammalian genomes from DNA sequence alone. Using convolutional neural networks, this system identifies promoters and distal regulatory elements and synthesizes their content to make effective gene expression predictions. We show that model predictions for the influence of genomic variants on gene expression align well to causal variants underlying eQTLs in human populations and can be useful for generating mechanistic hypotheses to enable fine mapping of disease loci.

Create a new conda environment with all dependencies installed
kipoi env create Basenji
source activate kipoi-Basenji
Install model dependencies into current environment
kipoi env install Basenji
Test the model
kipoi test Basenji --source=kipoi
Make a prediction
kipoi get-example Basenji -o example
kipoi predict Basenji \
  --dataloader_args='{"intervals_file": "example/intervals_file", "fasta_file": "example/fasta_file"}' \
  -o '/tmp/Basenji.example_pred.tsv'
# check the results
head '/tmp/Basenji.example_pred.tsv'
Get the model
import kipoi
model = kipoi.get_model('Basenji')
Make a prediction for example files
pred = model.pipeline.predict_example()
Use dataloader and model separately
# Download example dataloader kwargs
dl_kwargs = model.default_dataloader.download_example('example')
# Get the dataloader and instantiate it
dl = model.default_dataloader(**dl_kwargs)
# get a batch iterator
it = dl.batch_iter(batch_size=2)
# predict for a batch
batch = next(it)
Make predictions for custom files directly
pred = model.pipeline.predict(dl_kwargs, batch_size=2)
Get the model
kipoi <- import('kipoi')
model <- kipoi$get_model('Basenji')
Make a prediction for example files
predictions <- model$pipeline$predict_example()
Use dataloader and model separately
# Download example dataloader kwargs
dl_kwargs <- model$default_dataloader$download_example('example')
# Get the dataloader
dl <- model$default_dataloader(dl_kwargs)
# get a batch iterator
it <- dl$batch_iter(batch_size=2)
# predict for a batch
batch <- iter_next(it)
Make predictions for custom files directly
pred <- model$pipeline$predict(dl_kwargs, batch_size=2)



Single numpy array

Name: seq

    Shape: (131072, 4) 

    Doc: * one-hot encoded DNA sequence * 4096bp starting flank sequence * 122880bp core sequence (960 * 128), predicted by the model in 128bp bins * 4096bp end flank sequence


Single numpy array

Name: genomic_features

    Shape: (960, 4229) 

    Doc: * 960 bins corresponding to 128bp regions on input sequence * 4229 different output tracks ordered according to


Defined as: kipoiseq.dataloaders.SeqIntervalDl

Doc: Dataloader for a combination of fasta and tab-delimited input files such as bed files. The dataloader extracts regions from the fasta file as defined in the tab-delimited `intervals_file` and converts them into one-hot encoded format. Returned sequences are of the type np.array with the shape inferred from the arguments: `alphabet_axis` and `dummy_axis`.

Authors: Ziga Avsec , Roman Kreuzhuber

Type: Dataset

License: MIT


intervals_file : bed3+<columns> file path containing intervals + (optionally) labels

fasta_file : Reference genome FASTA file path.

num_chr_fasta (optional): True, the the dataloader will make sure that the chromosomes don't start with chr.

use_strand (optional): reverse-complement fasta sequence if bed file defines negative strand. Requires a bed6 file

Model dependencies
  • python=3.5

  • tensorflow>=1.4.1
  • kipoiseq

Dataloader dependencies
  • bioconda::pybedtools
  • bioconda::pyfaidx
  • numpy
  • pandas

  • kipoiseq