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

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To appreciate how molecular diagnostics uses DNA microarrays to measure gene activity, you first must understand a little about the human genome, genomic DNA, and messenger RNA's link to its expression. You should also remember that gene expression patterns will vary with cell type throughout the human body.

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