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One Array, Every Organism

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By Aaron J. Sender

 

We’ve got universal remotes and universal keys. So why not a universal microarray?

That’s what Caltech physicist Stephen Quake and his PhD student Michael van Dam wondered: Would it be possible to make a single array that would work for the study of any organism — from yeast to human? It turns out, in theory at least, that the answer is yes.

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