Measurements, thankfully, have been better standardized since the days of 12th-century Henry I, when a yard was defined as the distance from the tip of the king’s nose to the end of his outstretched thumb.

If all goes as planned, standardization may be in order for microarrays and new genomic and proteomic technologies for the detection and characterization of molecules, thanks to eight new contracts awarded to the Teddington, UK-based company LGC, by the UK Department of Trade and Industry.

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