A study published in this month's issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics by researchers at Signature Genomic Laboratories shows that the company can identify patients with Pallister-Killian disorder using DNA from blood rather than the more invasive skin biopsy that is routinely used.

The development is in line with a general trend in molecular cytogenetics of using array-based methods to replace older technologies.

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