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  • Posted: 01/28/2005
  • Reviewed: 09/01/2006

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Gene Expression Patterns

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A major emphasis in molecular diagnostics is placed upon the expression patterns of genes. The challenge is to find the genes active in cancer and separate them from all of the others in a cell. Fortunately, new technology makes success possible. DNA microarrays, sometimes called "gene chips," allow researchers to "see" the expression of hundreds or thousands of genes all at once.

Gene Expression Patterns