From the grocery store to the microwell plate in your lab, barcodes are ever-present. But our knowledge of them is often
superficial, and as a result, we don’t fully enjoy their benefits. Their critical role in drug discovery suggests knowing how they work makes us more
productive users of the technology.
No one with a brain makes an R&D decision based on tax credits. We
make those decisions to try for a competitive advantage. If we don’t achieve that advantage, we shouldn’t expect to be partially reimbursed for the effort
just to have our butts protected in a plea for fairness.
“Quotation approval” might have come into practice because sources wanted to ensure that their statements are correct and
properly attributed, but unfortunately, this process often goes far beyond making sure a journalist recorded your statements accurately.