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Technology

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The Benefits of Automating NGS Library Prep

The Benefits of Automating NGS Library Prep

Automating NGS library preparation can increase your lab’s throughput and accuracy while saving time and money
Using Advanced Software to Speed Diagnostic Testing

Using Advanced Software to Speed Diagnostic Testing

Using Advanced Software to Speed Diagnostic Testing

Automating analytical data analysis enables significant increases in sample volume
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Unlocking the Information Stored in Biobanks

Unlocking the Information Stored in Biobanks

Using isotachophoresis to extract nucleic acids from biobanked samples improves quality and yield for better results
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Exploring Extracellular Vesicles with Flow Cytometry

Exploring Extracellular Vesicles with Flow Cytometry

Flow cytometry-based approaches can advance our understanding of the diagnostic significance of extracellular vesicles
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Clinical Spatial Genomics: From Gene Lists to Genetic Maps

Clinical Spatial Genomics: From Gene Lists to Genetic Maps

The innovative approach combines histopathology and genomics to create maps of genetic expression throughout a tissue
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Emerging Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases

Emerging Point-of-Care Diagnostics for Infectious Diseases

Advances in nucleic acid-based detection of pathogens supports rapid sample-to-answer diagnostics for infectious disease

Management

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Five Lessons for Implementing a Laboratory Automation System

Five Lessons for Implementing a Laboratory Automation System

Implementing a lab automation system is complex and requires coordinating multiple teams and resources

Insight

Biobanking Informatics: The Key to Standardization

Biobanking Informatics: The Key to Standardization

Biobanking Informatics: The Key to Standardization

As the use of biobanks increases in clinical settings, more informatics tools are coming available to ensure the quality of biospecimens and data
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Biobanking and Genomics Research

Biobanking and Genomics Research

Key technologies and high-quality, well-annotated samples support discovery
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Identifying the Ideal Blood Donor

Identifying the Ideal Blood Donor

Large-scale study sheds light on how donor characteristics impact blood storage
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Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening: What Lies Beyond the Pap Smear?

Advances in Cervical Cancer Screening: What Lies Beyond the Pap Smear?

Cytological and molecular screening approaches improve diagnostic accuracy, efficiency, and throughput
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AI Is Broadening the Impact of Clinical Informatics

AI Is Broadening the Impact of Clinical Informatics

Advancing AI pathology and multi-omics data integration will expand the role of clinical informatics in health care
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Reducing the Variability of Exome Sequencing

Reducing the Variability of Exome Sequencing

A look at interlaboratory variability of exome testing and ways labs can reduce this variability to improve patient care
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Aligning Laboratory Medicine with Transgender Health Care

Aligning Laboratory Medicine with Transgender Health Care

Changes in lab values can have important long-term impacts on the health of transgender patients
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Advancing Cell Therapy

Advancing Cell Therapy

Flow cytometry has proven to be an invaluable tool for developing new cell therapies
Photo of a clinical lab professional wearing PPE and pipetting CAR T cell therapies

Toward Off-the-Shelf T-Cell Therapies: Looking to the Future

Toward Off-the-Shelf T-Cell Therapies: Looking to the Future

Off-the-shelf allogeneic T-cell therapies have the potential to leverage the power of a healthy donor’s immune system