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SNP Arrays

Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, James Parsons Building, Byrom Street, Liverpool L3 3AF, UK
Academic Editor: Massimo Negrini
Microarrays 2016, 5(4), 27; https://doi.org/10.3390/microarrays5040027
Received: 5 October 2016 / Accepted: 11 October 2016 / Published: 25 October 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue SNP Array)
The papers published in this Special Issue “SNP arrays” (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Arrays) focus on several perspectives associated with arrays of this type. The range of papers vary from a case report to reviews, thereby targeting wider audiences working in this field. The research focus of SNP arrays is often human cancers but this Issue expands that focus to include areas such as rare conditions, animal breeding and bioinformatics tools. Given the limited scope, the spectrum of papers is nothing short of remarkable and even from a technical point of view these papers will contribute to the field at a general level. Three of the papers published in this Special Issue focus on the use of various SNP array approaches in the analysis of three different cancer types. Two of the papers concentrate on two very different rare conditions, applying the SNP arrays slightly differently. Finally, two other papers evaluate the use of the SNP arrays in the context of genetic analysis of livestock. The findings reported in these papers help to close gaps in the current literature and also to give guidelines for future applications of SNP arrays. View Full-Text
Keywords: SNP arrays; human cancers; livestock genetics; animal breeding; array bioinformatics; rare human medical disorders; SNP arrays; human cancers; livestock genetics; animal breeding; array bioinformatics; rare human medical disorders SNP arrays; human cancers; livestock genetics; animal breeding; array bioinformatics; rare human medical disorders; SNP arrays; human cancers; livestock genetics; animal breeding; array bioinformatics; rare human medical disorders
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Louhelainen, J. SNP Arrays. Microarrays 2016, 5, 27.

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