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LIFE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES: Mass Spec Imaging: From Bench to Bedside

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Science  31 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6136, pp. 1119-1121
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6136.1119


There's a lot of high-tech equipment in today's clinical laboratory. Microscopes and histology stains are sharing bench-space with flow cytometers and microfluidic processors, DNA sequencers, and microarray readers—and mass spectrometers. Long the province of chemists and proteomicists, mass spectrometry has more recently established itself as a bona fide clinical tool. Now a new application is heading to the clinic, mass spec imaging.