SALT LAKE CITY – Despite the emergence of many new application areas for microarrays over the last several years – such as whole-genome SNP analysis, comparative genomic hybridization, chromatin immunoprecipitation-on-chip studies, and microRNA analysis – core labs are still running more arrays for gene expression studies than for any other area, according to a recent survey by the Association for Biomolecular Research Facilities’ Microarray Research Group.
 

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