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Alexander Goldberg, Ph.D.

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The scientific writer and social media manager at GA International. Dr. Alex Goldberg earned his Ph.D. in biology and previously worked as a post-doc in toxicology and medicine, studying chronological lifespan in yeast, anti-neoplastic small molecules, and the genetics of tuberous sclerosis complex.

Using Sex to Identify Mislabeled Samples

Gene expression microarrays generate extremely high amounts of transcriptomic data. These datasets may account for thousands of genes from hundreds of different individuals and...

The Origins of Santa Claus

Most of us are familiar with the mainstream image of Santa Claus, with his reindeer, sleigh, and a country full of elves that love...

A Brief History of Histology

Histology is one of the most varied fields of research, with a host of practical applications. Scientists have used the histological staining of tissues...

Artificial Intelligence in the Clinic: Separating Fact from Fiction

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a popular topic ever since it was introduced in 1956 by John McCarthy. It quickly captured the imagination of...

How to Use Labels in Your Growing Cannabis Business

With medicinal as well as recreational cannabis being legalized across North America in recent years, the industry has seen tremendous growth. However, while this has...

Maintaining Your Bank of Cell Lines – 4 Simple Tips

As any lab will attest, organizing your bank of cell lines is key to ensuring that your research runs smoothly and efficiently. However, this...

Multi-omics Mislabeling Challenge, Sponsored by the FDA

A crowd-sourced, entirely cloud-based challenge, with the aim of developing and assessing new algorithms capable of identifying and correcting mislabeled samples using multi-omics data. Mislabeling...

The Psychology Behind Black Friday Shopping

The week of Black Friday is one of the few days of the year when you'll see people standing in lines that wrap-around the...

The Scope of Labeling Errors in the Clinic – Part 2

Healthcare institutions tend to use diverse systems for labeling specimens, each incorporating fail-safes at different levels of collection and processing. Many hospitals practice the Swiss cheese...

Why Legalization Matters for Cannabis Research in Canada

Canada has recently passed new legislation legalizing cannabis throughout the country. Lineups at government-regulated stores were seen all over the country, with people eagerly...

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