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Extended Blood Typing Needed for Improving Transfusion Safety

Explore how high-throughput DNA-based genotyping can offer a cost-effective way to screen extended blood types.
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Spearman Rank Correlation

In this article, we will explore the theory, assumptions and interpretation of Spearman’s rank correlation, a flexible statistical tool that assesses the strength and direction of the relationship between two quantitative, ranked variables.
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Mycotoxin Exposure and Early Life Gut Microbiome Development in Nigerian Neonates and Infants

Interactions between mycotoxins and the gut microbiome are complex and can contribute to their impact. Nigerian mother–infant dyads were recruited to investigate potential influences of mycotoxins' on the gut microbiota during early development.
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The Fisher’s Exact Test

In this article, we explore the theory, assumptions and interpretation of the Fisher’s exact test, used to investigate associations between two categorical, binary variables with small sample sizes, and take you through a worked example.
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How Automation Can Support Increasing Demand for Next-Generation Sequencing

Exploding interest in NGS increases the pressure on researchers to find new ways to improve the efficiency of the process. Explore why NGS library preparation is a prime candidate for improvement and how automation is the key to making this process more efficient.
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Reversing the Tide To Provide More Opportunity for Women in STEM

How do we reverse the tide and break down the barriers that are impeding women and girls in STEM? Courtney Noah explores the possible solutions in this opinion piece.
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How Advances in Metabolomics Are Driving Disease Research

This article takes a look at some of the latest developments and emerging applications in the metabolomics field.
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Separation Scientists Gather To Exchange Ideas

The 34th International Symposium on Chromatography (ISC 2024) will be taking place this October in Liverpool, UK, but what will ISC 2024 offer attendees and what does the event mean for the scientific community?
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How To Identify Predatory Conferences With Susan Veldsman

Predatory conferences mimic legitimate academic events but lack essential academic standards. Susan Veldsman, Director of the Scholarly Publication Unit at ASSAf, scrutinizes these deceptive practices in Technology Networks’ Ask Me Anything session.
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IMiLi Aims To Address Microbial Education for All

Our education system fails to furnish young people who will go on to be decision-makers, at home and in the workplace, with an adequate grasp of microbiology. The International Microbiology Literacy Initiative (IMiLI) is hoping to address this.
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