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Microarray gene expression technology provides a systematic approach to patient classification. However, microarray data pose a great computational challenge owing to their large dimensionality, small sample sizes, and potential correlations among genes. A recent study has shown that gene-gene correlations have a positive effect on the accuracy of classification models, in contrast to some ... more

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