DNA microarrays, or gene chips, are an important new technology for genomic research. Learn how researchers use computing to analyze and interpret the huge datasets generated by microarray experiments.
Molecular biology has focused on the understanding of single genes in great detail. However, many biological processes, including diseases, are affected by the activity of many genes. In this feature, we present the fundamentals of a microarray experiment and the basic principles in analyzing its data.
Also featured on the HHMI DVD Scanning Life's Matrix: Genes, Proteins, and Small Molecules, available free from HHMI.