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Next Generation Sequencing for the Masses?
Next Generation Sequencing for the Masses?
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Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Oncomine Dx Target Test, a cancer diagnostics panel, is set to be made available to 160 million people in the US through both Medicare and Medicaid and private insurers. We spoke with Joydeep Goswami, president of Clinical NGS and Oncology for Thermo Fisher Scientific, about the progress of NGS tests in the clinic.

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What Makes Hair Curl?
What Makes Hair Curl?
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In work published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, scientists from New Zealand and Japan tested two previously proposed theories of hair curvature using curly merino sheep wool.

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Is Iceland the Future of Cheaper, Greener Supercomputing?
Is Iceland the Future of Cheaper, Greener Supercomputing?
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We talked to Spencer Lamb, Verne Global’s Director of Research, to find out more about why Iceland could be a cheap, green solution for the data demands of modern research.

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User-friendly, Simple GC's Make Waves in the Cannabis Industry
User-friendly, Simple GC's Make Waves in the Cannabis Industry
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We catch up with Andrew James from Ellutia to discuss how and why their 200 Series GC is proving popular for testing potency, flavour profiling, and residual solvents.

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Three Ways a CDS Can Improve Data Integrity and Compliance
Three Ways a CDS Can Improve Data Integrity and Compliance
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Today’s chromatography lab needs to meet stringent regulations around data integrity; all analyses must be conducted with total transparency, and workflows must be robust and secure. Chromatography data systems (CDS) are incredibly effective at improving overall efficiencies and reducing user-error in the lab, but they can also advance compliance and data integrity.

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Point-of-care Diagnostic Test for UTIs to Help Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
Point-of-care Diagnostic Test for UTIs to Help Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
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We spoke to Barbara Fallowfield, Commercial Manager, Mologic, to learn how improvements in diagnostics could help clinicians to overcome current antimicrobial stewardship challenges and tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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Optimizing Data Visualization and Analysis for Biologics Discovery
Optimizing Data Visualization and Analysis for Biologics Discovery
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This blog discusses the challenges associated with harnessing large data sets and the implications that could arise from the inability to sufficiently access, share and analyze scientific data in terms of biopharmaceutical and small molecule discovery.

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New Method to Rule out Early Stage Lung Cancer
New Method to Rule out Early Stage Lung Cancer
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We spoke to Dr Albert Luderer, CEO of Integrated Diagnostics to learn about the challenges of diagnosing lung nodules as benign or malignant, and how the Xpresys Lung 2 liquid biopsy test can help improve this process.

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Improving Data Handling and Reliability with Lab Automation
Improving Data Handling and Reliability with Lab Automation
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We caught up with Malcolm Crook, Director at PAA, to discuss how automation can benefit pharmaceutical and biotech research and their latest offerings at SLAS2018.

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Harnessing Big Data in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
Harnessing Big Data in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
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We recently spoke to Dr Samuel L. Volchenboum to learn more about his current research within the areas of pediatric cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. He discusses current challenges of harnessing data and informatics, and strategies for optimizing data to enhance the impact of research.

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