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LIFE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES: Mass Spectrometry Raises the Bar

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Science  14 May 2010:
Vol. 328, Issue 5980, pp. 920
DOI: 10.1126/science.328.5980.920


Mass spectrometry is clearly having its moment in the sun. Once restricted to a handful of well-equipped research laboratories, mass spectrometers have now become almost ubiquitous. Even modestly funded scientists can usually get their samples analyzed in a core mass spectrometry facility, and user-friendly spectrometers are becoming a fixture of forensic and clinical labs worldwide.