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Thursday, November 21, 2019


In The News


Machine learning (ML), which uses predictive modeling tools to inform healthcare decision-making, has made its mark on just about every sector of the healthcare industry, from epidemiology to genomics to oncology. As Tony Badrick, PhD, describes in November’s Clinical Chemistry Q&A, the technique has made specific inroads in image recognition,…
Developers of “prime editing,” a method that leverages RNA to directly “write” human cells into a specific DNA site, believe it has the ability to correct nearly 90% of all known disease-causing genetic variants. In the journal Nature, researchers describe how they used this genomic editing approach to correct with…
Fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine are the leading culprits in drug-related overdose deaths in the United States, although methamphetamine—the fourth most common cause of overdose deaths nationally—tops the list in many southern and western states, including Texas, Louisiana, Washington, and California, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease…

Inside AACC


Researchers at Northwell Health Labs in New York used a five-stage method to develop and implement five process measures that improved turnaround time (TAT) significantly for three key analytes. The mean TAT improved for all three analytes—cardiac troponin T (cTn) , potassium, and complete metabolic panel-albumin (CMP-Alb), dropping in minutes…

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