microarray

noun
mi·​cro·​ar·​ray | \ ˌmī-krō-ə-ˈrā How to pronounce microarray (audio) \

Definition of microarray

: a supporting material (such as a glass or plastic slide) onto which numerous molecules or fragments usually of DNA or protein are attached in a regular pattern for use in biochemical or genetic analysis

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Recent Examples on the Web For BRCA1/2, 98% of the variants in Asians, 99% of those in African Americans, 94% of those in Hispanics, and 94% of those in Caucasians would slip through the microarray cracks. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Competitor accuses 23andMe of ‘false negatives’ in cancer-gene testing," 17 Oct. 2019 If the company does not test for a variant, needless to say, its microarrays won’t detect it in a customer’s DNA from a spit sample. Sharon Begley, STAT, "Competitor accuses 23andMe of ‘false negatives’ in cancer-gene testing," 17 Oct. 2019 For example, current testing methods include analyzing a single gene or panel of genes or DNA microarray that targets multiple regions in the genome. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 For example, current testing methods include analyzing a single gene or panel of genes or DNA microarray that targets multiple regions in the genome. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, Washington Post, "Rapid genome sequencing could revolutionize health care for acutely ill babies," 10 June 2018 For example, current testing methods include analyzing a single gene or panel of genes or DNA microarray that targets multiple regions in the genome. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 For example, current testing methods include analyzing a single gene or panel of genes or DNA microarray that targets multiple regions in the genome. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 For example, current testing methods include analyzing a single gene or panel of genes or DNA microarray that targets multiple regions in the genome. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018 For example, current testing methods include analyzing a single gene or panel of genes or DNA microarray that targets multiple regions in the genome. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, chicagotribune.com, "Rapid sequencing of babies' genes may save lives," 11 June 2018

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1995, in the meaning defined above

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“Microarray.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microarray. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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microarray

noun
mi·​cro·​ar·​ray | \ -ə-ˈrā How to pronounce microarray (audio) \

Medical Definition of microarray

: a supporting material (as a glass slide or bead) onto which numerous molecules or molecular fragments usually of DNA or protein are attached in a regular pattern for use in biochemical or genetic analysis especially : dna microarray

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