NIST to Spend $6.3 Million to Improve Microarray Research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will spend $6.25 million to develop a program aimed at identifying and addressing challenges in gene-expression measurement, validation, and quality control, NIST announced last week.

Over the next 5 years, the Metrology for Gene Expression Program will try to “improve the quality, reliability and comparability of gene expression measurements with microarrays,” NIST said in a statement.

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