The US National Institute of Standards and Technology is in the process of writing a proposal for a multi-year, multi-million dollar program to enhance the reliability of products and services that are based on gene-expression technologies.

The multidisciplinary team creating the proposal is seeking input on the economic impact that such a potential program could bring.

The team has three questions it would like answered by interested members of the industry:

1) What are the reliability-related problems in gene-expression tools that:

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