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July 01, 2011 (Vol. 31, No. 13)

aCGH Opens Up Novel Avenues of Study

Technique that Augments Karotyping Now Being Used in Prenatal Testing, Cancer, and Autism

  • Array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH) has become a standard method for detecting copy-number variations (CNVs) and other genetic defects associated with genetic diseases. Once primarily the domain of postnatal testing for developmental disorders, the technique is branching into prenatal (and preconception) testing and cancer. aCGH involves labeling test ...

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