Microarray technology has revolutionized the field of genomics and proteomics. Today, this groundbreaking technique is used across a wide range of research studies to gain valuable insight into two of the most fundamental biological components: DNA and protein. Microarrays are able to analyze very large samples and concentrations of DNA, protein, and oligonucleotides and identify markers of disease and mutation. As microarray technology continues to evolve and advance, the price of the procedure will lower and the usage will increase. Recent advancements in the technology have made it possible for researchers to create a custom microarray of specific samples.
Microarray Technology: How It Works
An array is an ordered arrangement of a large quantity of samples; the system uses a matching technique where unknown samples are matched with known counterparts. Researchers will use different biological matching mechanisms for DNA and protein experiments. In DNA experiments, scientists leverage the natural base-pairing…Read More »