HiPR: High-throughput probabilistic RNA structure inference

Recent high-throughput structure-sensitive genome-wide sequencing-based assays have enabled large-scale studies of RNA structure, and robust transcriptome-wide computational prediction of individual RNA structures across RNA classes from these assays has potential to further improve the prediction accuracy. Here, we describe HiPR, a novel method for RNA structure prediction at single-nucleotide resolution that combines high-throughput structure probing data (DMS-seq, DMS-MaPseq) with a novel probabilistic folding algorithm. On validation data spanning a variety of RNA classes, HiPR often increases accuracy for predicting RNA structures, giving researchers new tools to study RNA structure.