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ABI Developing Human Tissue Body Atlas for Gene-Expression Research

NEW YORK (March 23) - Applied Biosystems is developing a database that features gene-expression profiles of normal human tissue samples from 31 regions of the human body, a representative of ABI told the World Microarray Congress in Vancouver, BC, last week.


Tracy Ferea, ABI's manager of microarray products, told congress participants that ABI was developing the human tissue "body map" to provide researchers with a reference baseline with which to compare their gene-expression profiles.


Ferea did not estimate when the atlas would be available. The profiles are being compiled using legacy data collected by ABI as well as with its Expression Array System.


This article originally appeared in BioArray News, a GenomeWeb News publication.

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