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Microarray technology: This is a laser scan of the patient DNA to the microarray chip. The intensities of the different color dots indicate the quantity of the DNA. (Image credit: CUMC)Researchers Lead Trial of New Prenatal Genetic Test


The multi-center trial shows that a new approach resulted in significantly more clinically relevant results than the current standard method.

Columbia in the Headlines
Mortimer B. Zuckerman (Image credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia University)
$200 Million Gift Endows Mind Brain Behavior Institutevideo
Columbia announced Mortimer B. Zuckerman's commitment to interdisciplinary neuroscience at a forum of faculty members from the Morningside and Medical Center campuses. Forward
Orhan Pamuk
Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk Tells the Story of Objects
The Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities captivated the audience at this fall's University Lecture with a lively discussion of his work The Museum of Innocence. Forward
University Professor Gayatri Spivak, seen here with Hiroo Imura, chairman of the Inamori Foundation, was awarded the Kyoto Prize at a ceremony in Japan. (Image credit: Inamori Foundation)
Winner of Kyoto Prize Donates Award Money to Rural Indian Schools
University Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, whose work focuses on the economically dispossessed and marginalized, was honored for speaking out against "intellectual colonialism." Forward
Dr. Irwin Redlener
Mailman School's Irwin Redlener on the Lessons of Hurricane Sandy
The director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness has been named to Governor Cuomo's advisory panel to review and improve the state's response to such emergencies. Forward
A glowing atom cloud, visible as blue light, in Tanya Zelevinsky's lab, cooled to nearly absolute zero or minus 460 Fahrenheit (Image credit: Chris Osborn)
Physicist's Research May Lead to More Precise Measurements of Time
Prof. Tanya Zelevinsky has created a new type of ultracold strontium molecule using lasers, a technique which will help scientists better understand fundamental physics. Forward

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