Microarray Technology Basics

DNA microarrays and Gene expression analysis

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Microarrays have provided a means by which microspots of DNA, protein or small organic compounds can be probed with possible binding ligands. Advances in techniques – particularly fluorescence based approaches for detecting the incidence of interactions , this has enabled the simultaneous analysis of thousands of variables in a single experiment.

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Definitions of accuracy, precision and specificity in microarrays

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Accuracy: can be defined as the degree of conformity of the measured quantity to its actual (true) value.

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What is the "microarray"

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Towards the end of the previous millennium the field of biological science witnessed an immense explosion of genomic data which was mainly due to a breakthrough in the field of informatics. One aspect of this phenomenon was the invention of the gene microarrays in the late 1980s [1].

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