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Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2016
A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.
Fish Behavior Affected by Parasite
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2016
A common infection might be skewing experimental data on zebrafish.
Two NIH Labs Cease Reagent Production
Kerry Grens | Apr 20, 2016
Contamination concerns at cell therapy and radioactive tracer facilities spur production shutdowns.
Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report
Kerry Grens | Jan 14, 2016
The US Senate has found hospitals, a device maker, and federal regulators dragged their feet on reporting contaminated endoscopes.
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2015
Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.
Mislabeled Genomes to be Fixed
Kerry Grens | Sep 29, 2015
Conference elicits buzz about the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s efforts to clean up genome entries.
The Great Big Clean-Up
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.
Legionnaires’ Bacteria at GSK
Jef Akst | Aug 14, 2015
GlaxoSmithKline temporarily shuts down a manufacturing plant in North Carolina after
bacteria are detected in two external cooling towers.
NIH Halts Drug Production
Tracy Vence | Jun 8, 2015
The National Institutes of Health’s Pharmaceutical Development Section temporarily suspends production following contamination issues.
Seeded by Weeds
K. John Morrow Jr. | May 1, 2015
More than 50 years after cross-contamination of cultured cell lines was recognized, the problem continues to plague the scientific community.