statistical analysis, genetic changes, yeast, microarray
Microarray technology allows for the expression levels of thousands of genes in a cell to be measured simultaneously. The technology provides great potential in the fields of biology and medicine, as the analysis of data obtained from microarray experiments gives insight into the roles of specific genes and the associated changes across experimental conditions (e.g., aging, mutation, radiation therapy, drug dosage). The application of statistical tools to microarray data can help make sense of the experiment and thereby advance genetic, biological, and medical research. Likewise, microarrays provide an exciting means through which to explore statistical techniques.
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