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LIFE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES: Clinical Aspirations of Microarrays

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Science  15 Feb 2013:
Vol. 339, Issue 6121, pp. 858-860
DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6121.858


Although most microarray applications are currently research-use-only, this technology appears poised to move to the clinic for genomics-based applications. In fact, some products can already be used in medical diagnostics and many more are in development. For example, microarrays can be customized to detect small, specific genetic changes that indicate a particular disease. In the future, this technology will likely remain a useful tool for both research and clinical applications.