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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...

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...

The Scope of Labeling Errors in the Clinic – Part 1

Studying the real-time effects of labeling errors in the lab is extremely difficult. Billions of patient specimens, including blood and urine samples, as well...

The Importance of Labeling in Clinical Trials

The continued globalization of clinical trials has created a new set of strategic, administrative, and linguistic challenges. This is in addition to the progressively...

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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5 Features that Every Modern LIMS Should Have

Recently, labs have turned to full digitization with the intention of enhancing their ability to track everything, from samples to consumables. Thus, the use...

Why It’s Important to Include Sample Identification When Optimizing Lab Protocols

Recently, a news article on optimizing lab protocols described how several researchers at the University of Montreal decided to devise a new strategy for...

Going Green: Does Using -70°C Affect Sample Storage

Ultra-low temperature storage is a staple of laboratory life. Nearly every scientist leans on safe and protected long-term sample storage afforded by lab freezers,...

How Identification Systems Can Help Preserve Research Integrity

Maintaining research integrity is a serious issue in the field of scientific research, especially when it comes to academic research. Funded by taxpayers, there...