Every cell in our bodies contains copies of all of genes; there are more than 20,000. Yet, not every gene is “expressed” in each cell. In healthy cells, specific genes are turned “on,” which enable proper cell function. Muscle cells, for example, express muscle protein genes. Many diseases, though, like cancer and hereditary illnesses, disrupt normal cell activity, causing alterations in gene expression.
Microarray gene research is a process for comparatively analyzing the DNA in cells to a microarray of control DNA. Researchers, in turn, are able to quantify cell gene expression. We conduct comprehensive microarray research. Using this advanced process, our research team can examine gene expression and quantify disease-related mutations caused by cancer and other illnesses. Through our research, we can help develop more accurate disease detection methods, more accurate diagnoses, and individualized treatment planning.
Benefits of Microarray Analysis and Research
Microarray analysis was first developed in the mid-1990s, and since then, the technology has advanced greatly. Today, this form of genetic analysis offers researchers more accurate results that are extremely useful for disease detection, diagnoses, prevention, and treatment planning. By measuring and examining gene expression, researchers can:
- Monitor cell response to certain treatments
- Test and enhance treatment plans that address specific gene mutations
- Develop and test new methods for detecting diseases earlier
- Investigate the development of a disease and how it alters gene expression
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