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Alexander Beadle has been working as a freelance science writer since 2017 and has written for Technology Networks and its sister publication Analytical Cannabis since 2018. Alexander holds an MChem in materials chemistry from the University of St Andrews, where he won a Chemistry Purdie Scholarship and conducted research into zeolite crystal growth mechanisms and the action of single-molecule transistors.


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Chemotyping Study Highlights Benefits of Cannabinoid and Terpene Fingerprinting

Examining a broad array of cannabinoids and terpenes reveals the inherent failings of commonly used cannabis classification systems.
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Preventive steps and remediative action are required to reduce the prevalence of contamination from microbes, heavy metals and, pesticides.
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Sources and Risks of Common Cannabis Contaminants

Whilst the safety profile of cannabis is well understood, much more research is required to understand and address the challenge of cannabis contamination.
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Based on smell alone, consumers appear unable to determine the potency of cannabis but can accurately group strains together.
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Forensic Analysis Reveals Links Between Sources of Illicit Cannabis

Genetic variations have been used to link cannabis samples to geographical areas of origin, providing insight into the plant's history and possible distribution.
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Enhancing Methods for the Chemical Characterization of Cannabis Products

Scientists, medical professionals, and consumers alike all stand to benefit from fully characterizing the chemical composition of cannabis.
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Genetic Analysis Adds Weight to Cannabis Strain Name Concerns

Inconsistent naming and labeling of cannabis strains continue to pose challenges for consumers and researchers alike.
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Tech Solutions for Drinking Water Analysis

Improved access to clean and safe drinking water is key for health and survival and has been classified as a human right. Here, we take a look at some of the novel solutions, both hi-tech and low-tech, that scientists are designing to help monitor drinking water source safety.
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Unease on the High Seas: The Effect of Climate Change on Marine Microbial Ecology

Microbes play an important role in the marine ecosystem, however, the effects of climate change have the potential to upset this fine balance, leading to increasing issues with cyanobacterial blooms. Exciting work seeks to look at the knock on effects on the marine food web and ways to combat these toxic blooms.
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