BETHESDA, MdTwenty-four cancer research centers in the United
States will receive a total of $4.1 million from the National Cancer
Institute to purchase the necessary equipment to establish DNA
microarray facilities. The new and technically challenging research
tool enables scientists to assess expression levels of a large subset
of the human genes in a cell or tissue.
The NCI intends for the DNA microarray laboratories to provide
technical support to cancer researchers and to make the technology
widely available so that it is rapidly applied to investigating a
broad range of critical problems in cancer research.