MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Several research groups under the auspices of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities are comparing how different microarray platforms stack up when it comes to microRNA analysis.

According to preliminary results of the ongoing study that were presented at ABRF's annual meeting here today, miRNA arrays from Affymetrix, Illumina, Agilent, and Exiqon all show different strengths and shortcomings regarding sensitivity and reproducibility.

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