In a post discussing DNA sequencing at Discovering Biology in a Digital World, blogger Sandra Porter extolls the virtues of the core lab scientists who comprise ABRF, or the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities. "From poor quality DNA to mixed samples, to mysterious or missing primers," she writes, "they've seen it all and are willing to share strategies for solving the problem."

 

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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