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The importance of time and quality in our everyday lives

Quality contributes to happiness Life is complicated, but having everything on the right track can bring a sense of completeness. This applies to the big things, like our homes and offices, as well as to the mundane things. Owning quality items that we can rely on and appreciate makes our lives easier, brings about happiness… Read article →


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QIAxpert Game: Play to learn about sample quality control and to get a chance to win a QIAxpert!

Determining the purity and concentration of nucleic acid samples is an essential application in molecular biology today. One of the greatest challenges is ensuring that each nucleic acid sample has an adequate concentration and that any chemical contaminants or other impurities are detected. Several analysis instruments are available for this purpose, including QIAGEN’s QIAxpert System…. Read article →



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Insights from the land down under

One of the things that immediately comes to mind when I think about Australia – besides kangaroos, dingoes, wombats, the great barrier reef, the Sydney opera house and Men at Work’s famous tune “Down Under” – is of course the cuddly and iconic koala. These creatures are special in many ways. Not only are they… Read article →


Reproducibility

Reproducibility matters…

In science, the buzz around the reproducibility topic has been going on for some time now. Back in 2010 an article in The New Yorker called “The Truth Wears Off” addressed the concern of which results to believe when so-called validated findings could not be proven or replicated and led to retraction of scientific publications…. Read article →