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Regulation and standards

Outside the Lab Guidelines and recommendations

Diagnostic Error: Common, Catastrophic, and Costly

| Paul Epner

Examining the pitfalls of the healthcare system that pave the way for diagnostic error

Inside the Lab Genetics and epigenetics

Remedial Human Germline Editing: So Near and Yet So Far

| Eli Y. Adashi, Glenn Cohen

Human gene editing has a long way to go before it can safely fall in line with the Hippocratic ideal

Outside the Lab Profession

Pathology in the East and the West

| Michael Schubert

Two pathologists who have practiced internationally explore the differences – and the similarities – between distant regions

Inside the Lab Guidelines and recommendations

Discarded Kidney Donations

| Olivia Gaskill

Allocation kidney biopsies cause many transplant donations to be discarded every year – but are they valuable predictors of survival?

Inside the Lab Quality assurance and quality control

The Fantastic Four: Quality Control Questions for the Clinical Lab

| Satish Ramanathan

What do you know about sigma metrics and their value and applications in the clinical laboratory?

Diagnostics COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Approval

| Stephanie Sutton

The UK approves Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use.

Inside the Lab Quality assurance and quality control

Where Is Diversity in Genetic Studies?

| Olivia Gaskill

Meta-analyses show how genetic studies that examine only a single ethnicity or ancestry may be overlooking important hematological traits

Outside the Lab Guidelines and recommendations

Reforming the Pandemic Response

| Luke Turner

The Association for Molecular Pathology outlines five key recommendations to help laboratories better respond to pandemics

Inside the Lab Digital and computational pathology

Color Truth for Infectious Disease Imaging

| Richard Salmon

How can we effectively apply technologies like whole-slide imaging and automated diagnosis to tackle infectious diseases?

Outside the Lab Regulation and standards

The Formalin Ban: From Lethal Threat to Unique Opportunity

| Aurelio Ariza

A European ban on formalin nearly had severe consequences for medical diagnoses, but for the strong action of pathologists and medical organizations


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