Coefficient of Variation (CV) versus expression level for microarray and RNA-seq. RNA-seq expression level is grouped inot 4 bins according to RNA-seq average number of reads per gene lesser than1, 1–25, 26–158, 159 or higher. CV is calculated as sample standard deviation of expression level within group (SCD and control), pooled and dvidied by mean expression level for RNA-seq (Red). For microarray (Blue), the expression values (RMA units) are first divided by ln (2) = 0.693 to convert them to a natural log scale. Then the CV is calculated as the pooled standard deviation of natural log of the expression levels.