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Want to Boost Reproducibility? Get Another Lab Involved
Jim Daley | Feb 22, 2018
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.
Genome Sequencing Standards
Kerry Grens | May 18, 2015
The US National Institute of Standards and Technology develops a reference sample to check the validity of genetic sequences.
Opinion: Standards Needed
Gary Magnant | Sep 18, 2013
The success of genome sequencing hinges on technology standardization and coordinated efforts among scientists, bioinformaticians, and physicians.
The Community-Wide Effort to Standardize QA/QC for Metabolomics and Lipidomics
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Apr 27, 2021
Perspectives on the basics and future of QA/QC
Stricter Stem Cell Guidelines Sought
Chris Palmer | Jul 24, 2013
A new working group is seeking to define rigorous standards for the study of mesenchymal stem cells.
Redefining the Kilogram
Bob Grant | Jul 5, 2012
Scientists have crafted two new definitions for the common unit of mass. The fight to pick the best one is getting nasty.