Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
The US lacks standardized methods to assess products for potency and safety. That’s a big problem for the labs tasked with doing the testing.
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry

The US lacks standardized methods to assess products for potency and safety. That’s a big problem for the labs tasked with doing the testing.

The US lacks standardized methods to assess products for potency and safety. That’s a big problem for the labs tasked with doing the testing.

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Shuping Wang, Public Health Whistleblower, Dies
Shuping Wang, Public Health Whistleblower, Dies
Emily Makowski | Sep 30, 2019
The physician and researcher challenged the Chinese government over her findings of widespread hepatitis and HIV contamination during blood collection.
Fossilized Dino Bones Are Home to Diverse Microbial Communities
Fossilized Dino Bones Are Home to Diverse Microbial Communities
Catherine Offord | Jun 28, 2019
A study fails to detect ancient proteins among the microbes, adding to the debate about whether peptides can survive tens of millions of years underground.
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Bacterial Genetics Could Help Researchers Block Interplanetary Contamination
Ashley Yeager | Jul 31, 2018
Identifying microbes from Earth that can survive on spacecraft may help scientists eliminate them from future space missions and from searches for extraterrestrial life.
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Horizontal Gene Transfer in Bdelloid Rotifers Questioned
Abby Olena | Jul 12, 2018
A re-analysis of sequencing data from a 2016 study of these tiny metazoans reveals possible contamination, rather than an exchange of DNA among species.
Roland Nardone, Advocate for Cell-Line Authentication, Dies
Roland Nardone, Advocate for Cell-Line Authentication, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 11, 2018
The Catholic University of America professor was also known for his summer workshops on the latest techniques.
California’s Owls Being Exposed to Rat Poison
California’s Owls Being Exposed to Rat Poison
Catherine Offord | Jan 14, 2018
Researchers suspect the source of the toxins may be some of the state’s 50,000 or so marijuana farms.
Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns
Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 14, 2017
Scientist find that living near a hydraulic fracturing site for gas and oil extraction could have adverse effects on infant health. 
New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins
New Resource Ranks Chemical Probes for Human Proteins
Abby Olena | Dec 14, 2017
With many probes being seriously flawed, Probe Miner helps researchers find those that are most specific and effective for manipulating their chosen proteins.
Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
Image of the Day: Plastic Feast
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 30, 2017
New research suggests that plastic might just “taste good” to hard corals.