Analyses and comparisons of microarray platforms are often reduced to Venn diagrams to graphically illustrate concordance.

That’s not enough, according to an Affymetrix scientist speaking at the Macroresults from Microarrays conference in Boston last week.

“Venn diagrams are too limited a way to look at things,” said Tom Ryder, senior director of assay development for Affymetrix, during a panel discussion on standardization and validation at the close of the two-day conference.

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