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Take-away diagnostics: Delivering the future?

After a rise in at-home tests and a fall in non-COVID-related hospital attendances during the pandemic, will a new era of diagnostics be ushered in as we return to normality? We look at the evidence.

Unintended consequences

Computational biologist Gregorio Alanis- Lobato highlights the need for greater awareness of and further research into the effects of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing.

The big question: multidisciplinary working

This month we ask: “What is the future of multidisciplinary working?”

The evolution of quality assessment

In 2011, UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique (CPT) carried out tests across four schemes – it now covers 12 schemes with two in the pipeline. We hear from Chantell Hodgson, UK NEQAS CPT Scheme Manager.

Virtual support

Last year, the IBMS Support Hub was set up to support members. Here Jocelyn Pryce, Tahmina Hussain and Mike Carter explain why it was launched and the vital resource it has proved to be.

Help, what is it?

Specialist Biomedical Scientist Anas Nasir on how and why he started posting blood films on social media and what happened next.

Come together

After one of the most challenging years in our professional history, we’re looking forward to celebrating Biomedical Science Day 2021.

The British Journal of Biomedical Science: Issue 3 2021 synopsis

Deputy Editor Nigel Brown provides a brief glimpse of the articles on offer in the third issue of 2021.

Blurring boundaries: Ethics and artificial intelligence

With artificial intelligence becoming ever more prominent in biomedical labs and research, biomedical scientist turned ethicist Sarah E Carter looks at the pressing issues.

Focus on... autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Kamila Orzechowska, a final-year student at Coventry University, looks at the role of epidermal growth factor receptors and microbial infections in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

Tricky transfusions in transplants

Victoria Tuckley, Laboratory Incident Specialist at SHOT, looks at errors in transplant patients.

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