Advances in reproductive health research have greatly expanded the capabilities of cytogenetics testing in recent years. The emergence of microarray analysis has provided us with insights into genetic risk factors and disorders which are essential to the understanding of reproductive health.
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Chromosomal microarray (CMA) is a widely used genetic analysis tool, recommended by American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) as a first-tier test for postnatal research of unexplained developmental delay, intellectual disability, congenital anomalies, and autism spectrum disorder. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) proposes that CMA be used as the primary prenatal genetic analysis method of choice. This is based on the major advantage of CMA over standard karyotyping in terms of increased discovery yield. CMA is used to study more genetic abnormalities than traditional cytogenetic methods such as karyotyping. CMA is an ideal platform for CNV analysis and molecular cytogenetic research.
Thermo Fisher Scientific offers microarray solutions with robust workflows that make it easy to obtain consistent and high-quality results. Our complete microarray platform for prenatal and postnatal research, the CytoScan Cytogenetics Suite, includes hybrid-SNP arrays, automated and manual target preparation options, fully kitted reagents, the GeneChip System 3000 instrument for array processing, and Chromosome Analysis Suite (ChAS) software for data interpretation and reporting. These tools support labs to generate accurate, high-quality data and maximize operational time.
Dr. Kristina Tammimies
Uncovering the genetics behind autism spectrum disorder
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