NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – George Mason University's Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine has obtained accreditation from the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologists.

According to Lance Liotta, co-chair of the center and the laboratory's medical director, the accreditation will help the facility more quickly move findings from its clinical trials into clinical use.

The accreditation will also ease submission and sharing of clinical data, noted Virginia Espina, research associate professor at the center.

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An opinion piece in the Guardian argues that President Donald Trump is uninterested in science and that might not be a bad thing for the field.

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