Q & A

The Dawn of Precision Health for Women

The Dawn of Precision Health for Women

Historically, women were excluded from some clinical trials because of the exact things that we now want to understand

Insight

NIPT as a Potential Cancer Screening Tool in Pregnancy

NIPT as a Potential Cancer Screening Tool in Pregnancy

A handful of studies have found that NIPT can detect unexplained aneuploidies in maternal blood samples not present in the fetus

The Last Mile: Challenges of Bringing COVID-19 Vaccines to Rural America

The Last Mile: Challenges of Bringing COVID-19 Vaccines to Rural America

The ultracold storage needs of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine compounds the challenges inherent to vaccinating rural populations

Predicting and Preventing Preterm Preeclampsia

Predicting and Preventing Preterm Preeclampsia

A shift from symptomatic diagnosis to screening promises to improve health outcomes

Technology

New Technologies Reduce Variability in Breast Cancer Subtyping

New Technologies Reduce Variability in Breast Cancer Subtyping

Emerging technologies in breast cancer diagnostics aim to improve the accuracy of breast cancer subtyping

CRISPR: The Future of Molecular Diagnostics?

CRISPR: The Future of Molecular Diagnostics?

CRISPR-Cas systems can improve the speed, sensitivity, and specificity of diagnostic tests, but are they ready for prime time?

CRISPR-based Diagnostic Platforms

CRISPR-based Diagnostic Platforms

CRISPR-based diagnostics can offer quick and accurate nucleic acid testing for infectious and noninfectious diseases

COVID-19 and Sepsis: Risk-Stratifying Patients Based on Their Immune Response

COVID-19 and Sepsis: Risk-Stratifying Patients Based on Their Immune Response

Host-response diagnostics that “read” the immune response can help clinicians make better, faster treatment decisions

Management

Spotlight on Standardization Programs for Blood Cholesterol Testing

Spotlight on Standardization Programs for Blood Cholesterol Testing

Standardized cardiovascular disease biomarkers help physicians formulate and follow clinical practice guidelines

Developing the Next Generation of Laboratory Leaders

Developing the Next Generation of Laboratory Leaders

Leadership training programs will help clinical and anatomic pathology laboratories prepare for the challenges ahead

Regulatory

Biomedical Laboratory Safety Updates

Biomedical Laboratory Safety Updates

The latest edition of Biosafety in Microbiology and Biomedical Laboratories contains new information on risk assessments, potentially dangerous agents, and more