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Including as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.

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Genome Sequencing Standards

By Kerry Grens | May 18, 2015

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology develops a reference sample to check the validity of genetic sequences.

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Opinion: Standards Needed

By Gary Magnant | September 18, 2013

The success of genome sequencing hinges on technology standardization and coordinated efforts among scientists, bioinformaticians, and physicians.

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Stricter Stem Cell Guidelines Sought

By Chris Palmer | July 25, 2013

A new working group is seeking to define rigorous standards for the study of mesenchymal stem cells.

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Redefining the Kilogram

By Bob Grant | July 5, 2012

Scientists have crafted two new definitions for the common unit of mass. The fight to pick the best one is getting nasty.

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