Technology Discussion—DNA Chips, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

Several chip platforms have been developed to facilitate molecular biology research.  For example, industry leader Affymetrix (www.affymetrix.com ) has developed chips programmed to act like living cells.  These chips can run thousands of tests in short order to help scientists determine a specific gene’s expression. Scientists know that a mutation—or alteration—in a particular gene’s DNA often results in a certain disease.  However, it can be very difficult to develop a test to detect these mutations, because most large genes have many regions where mutations can occur.  For example, researchers believe that mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 cause as…

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