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Prenatal Diagnosis of Rare Diseases: The Dawn of Non-Invasive Methods
Prenatal Diagnosis of Rare Diseases: The Dawn of Non-Invasive Methods
Suzanne Leech, PhD | Mar 27, 2019
Definitive prenatal diagnosis currently relies on invasive techniques, but that may be changing
Technology
The Need for Accurate Tools to Diagnose Malaria in Pregnancy
The Need for Accurate Tools to Diagnose Malaria in Pregnancy
Laura Moro, PhD | Mar 20, 2019
Diagnostic improvements are key to slowing transmission
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How to Detect Drug Test Cheats
How to Detect Drug Test Cheats
Raeesa Gupte, PhD | Mar 13, 2019
As drug test adulteration becomes more sophisticated, so do detection methods
Technology
A Closer Look at Multiplex Panels for Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Blood Pathogens
A Closer Look at Multiplex Panels for Respiratory, Gastrointestinal, and Blood Pathogens
Suzanne Leech, PhD | Mar 6, 2019
Panels can overcome the challenge of selecting molecular tests for individual pathogens
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Influenza Diagnostic Methods: RT-PCR vs. RIDTs
Influenza Diagnostic Methods: RT-PCR vs. RIDTs
Suzanne Leech, PhD | Feb 20, 2019
RT-PCR is considered the gold standard, but certain situations may call for the use of RIDTs
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How Accurate is POC Glucose Testing?
How Accurate is POC Glucose Testing?
Oreoluwa Ogunyemi, MD | Feb 6, 2019
More than half of commercially available glucometers do not meet recommended accuracy guidelines
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Pharmacogenetic Testing for Warfarin: Is it Worth the Hype?
Pharmacogenetic Testing for Warfarin: Is it Worth the Hype?
Raeesa Gupte, PhD | Jan 24, 2019
Clinical utility and cost-effectiveness are key considerations
Regulatory
How Government Shutdowns Impact Healthcare
How Government Shutdowns Impact Healthcare
Mindy Levine, PhD | Jan 10, 2019
The immediate and lingering effects on agencies and people
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The Therapeutic Potential of Bioengineered Bacteria
The Therapeutic Potential of Bioengineered Bacteria
Masha G. Savelieff, PhD | Jan 9, 2019
Genetically modified microbes designed to treat human disease have entered into preclinical and clinical development
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Obstacles to Developing Tailored Normal Test Ranges
Obstacles to Developing Tailored Normal Test Ranges
John A. Bilello, PhD | Jan 2, 2019
Large data sets hold promise, but major challenges remain