With its samples run and data collected, one could say that the Microarray Quality Control consortium is getting closer to accomplishing what it set out to do: To establish QC metrics for assessing performance across microarray platforms and evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of different data-analysis methods.

Still, when the members of the US Food and Drug Administration-led group convene in Palo Alto, Calif., on Dec. 1-2, those holding leadership positions in MAQC are certain there will be much to discuss.

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