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Using 3D Printing to Build Organs, Implants, and Medical Devices

When you hear 3D printing, what do you think of? Perhaps you imagine creating inanimate objects like chairs, wrenches, or toys out of construction...

How Vaccines are Made

The main purpose of any vaccine is to stop the spread of communicable diseases from one person to another and, where possible, to abolish...

Developing Artificial Life from Scratch

Science has recently begun to establish some of the tools that might let us develop a form of synthetic life. Developing cells from scratch...

Tracking Cells With Barcodes: Beyond the Label

Barcodes are used worldwide as one of the most efficient means of tracking packages and containers. However, the use of barcodes is not solely...

The Neurobiology of Love & Relationships

Valentine’s day is a special day for couples around the world. For those who believe that love is blind, it doesn’t really matter how...

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 Current State of CRISPR/Cas9 Technology

CRISPR/Cas9, originally discovered in 1987 by a team of Japanese scientists and later refined by Jennifer Doudna in 2012, is a gene-editing tool that...

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Biospecimen Labeling & How it Will Help Your Lab Effectively Track Data

Proper biospecimen labeling in biorepositories, biobanking, or research labs is critical, especially when conducting clinical studies that link clinical data to biospecimen analysis. Confusing,...

The History & Rise of Cancer Diagnostics

Cancer represents a major cause of death and an important barrier to increasing life expectancy in every country of the world. The earlier it...

Reading Between the Lines: The Ins & Outs of Barcode Grading

Updated in 2016, the international standard for barcode quality ensures that barcodes used by manufacturers and their customers meet rigorous testing criteria. So, how...

Using Specimen Tracking Systems in Histology/Pathology to Improve Efficiency

Pathology and histology labs process a large volume of specimens on a daily basis. These specimens need to be properly identified to ensure patients...