Biostatisticians at St. Jude Children Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., have developed a new procedure to align SNP microarray signals for copy-number analysis.

According to a recent Bioinformatics paper, for each individual array, the proposed reference alignment procedure, or RAP, uses a set of selected markers as internal references to direct the signal alignment.

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