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What is a cel file and how do I open a cel file?

Files stored in the CEL format are classified as data files used by the Affymetrix software to reference data whenever the user views a .cel file and accesses features integrated into this application which correspond to the details entered in those CEL files by the authors of the files. The Affymetrix program is categorized as a microarray image analysis application and is used for DNA analysis by scientific researchers and geneticists. The content stored in these CEL files is comprised of Affymetrix GeneChip details associated to probes entered by the author of these CEL files. The CEL file format and the Affymetrix software may be used to enter many data points from this application, and this means these CEL files usually have large file sizes. These CEL files can also be processed and referenced by application algorithms that can convert the content into visual presentations via 2-dimensional charts or grids. Affymetrix GeneChips are biological chips developed to store microarrays gathered from one experimental project. The creation of these biological chips involve glass or silicon materials manufactured and implemented with probes. These probes are used to gather and analyze expression level data that is then classified as values further categorized into two groups, namely MM (mismatch) and PM (perfect match). These values are integrated into these CEL files as part of its content.

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Detail cel file extension information:
File Type: cel
File Format: Affymetrix Probe Results File
Primary Association: Adobe Files