standards, disease & medicine
Genome Sequencing Standards
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.
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2014
ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
Tracy Vence | Aug 13, 2014
But biotech firms’ supplies are dwindling.
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.
Elder Pharmacology
Elder Pharmacology
Nir Barzilai | Jan 1, 2014
Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.
Opinion: Standards Needed
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.
Stricter Stem Cell Guidelines Sought
Stricter Stem Cell Guidelines Sought
Chris Palmer | Jul 25, 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.