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Government Chemist case study on Pesticides

Blog - The Government Chemist role was created to help protect the public from fraud, malpractice and harm. As mentioned in its 2018 Annual Review, the Government Chemist team saw an interesting case on pesticides.

12 September 2019
Microbial profiling – unlocking the potential with metagenomic control materials

Blog - LGC scientists have shown how the development and application of control materials can assist in the interpretation of molecular microbial community profiling experiments, helping to increase the accuracy of DNA sequencing methods.

17 July 2019
What is the microbiome and how can it help?

Blog - LGC’s Denise O’Sullivan, Science Leader in Infectious Diseases within the UK National Measurement Laboratory, recently spoke with Genetic Engineering News on the latest episode of their podcast, GENcast, to discuss the role of the microbiome in human health.

25 June 2019
Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice: Testing your favorite products for banned substances

Blog - Last month, during Clean Sport Week, we showed Grenade around our labs that help keep athletes clean.

17 June 2019
Newly published multi-laboratory study provides utility and validation of the use of ctDNA reference standards

Blog - The study, “Multi-laboratory Assessment of a New Reference Material for Quality Assurance of Cell-Free Tumor DNA Measurements,” was published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics

04 June 2019
Genomic selection: can it accelerate livestock breeding?

Blog - In this article, we investigate how genomic selection can now provide us with genomic information of increasing complexity, which can be utilised to evaluate polygenic traits such as feed conversion ratio, and how breeders and ranchers can leverage the latest genomic tools to meet the growing global demands on protein consumption

28 May 2019
Farewell to the kilogram as we know it

Blog - At the National Measurement Laboratory for chemical and biomeasurement, we are celebrating a momentous achievement this World Metrology Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of measurement for life as we know it

20 May 2019
Meet the Scientists: Protecting patients and sharing knowledge with Antonio

Blog - We recently spoke with one of our senior scientists, Antonio, to learn about the important work he does and what inspired him to become a scientist. He's passionate about the environment and sharing his knowledge with others to benefit society!

09 May 2019
Precision Medicine and Clinical Labs: AACR Dinner Seminar Recap

Blog - SeraCare recently hosted a dinner seminar to discuss the very topic of how clinical labs with liquid biopsy assays can better support the development of clinical validation of liquid biopsies and then clinical utility in patient care.

23 April 2019
Countdown to the SI redefinition: How long would it take to eat a mole of Easter eggs?

Blog - This month we are focusing on a unit that has particular significance to chemists and therefore, our scientists at the UK National Measurement Laboratory at LGC: the mole, the unit used to measure the (usually very large) number of things, usually atoms or molecules

20 April 2019