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DNA Tests prove that the body found under a parking lot belongs to King Richard III; but was he truly a “hunchback?”

Long viewed as a hunchbacked villain, King Richard III may be in for a rewritten history. DNA tests prove that the skeleton found beneath an English car park just a few months ago belongs to the oft-vilified king. But did he really suffer from kyphosis (“hunchback” syndrome)? Technically, no. Kyphosis is a “curving of the…

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Cell Line Authentication: Ensuring The Validity of Research

It has been a year since the ATCC Standards Development Organization (ATCC-SDO) released the consensus standard (ANS-0002) for authentication of human cell lines. Since then, a growing list of organizations and journals have strongly recommended adding cell line authentication as a requirement for funding and/or publication of research findings, and for good reason. Studies have…

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