Article Abstract

Worldwide culture in science and laboratory medicine: an attainable target

Authors: Giuseppe Lippi, Marcello Ciaccio


In the emerging era of personalized (precision) medicine, it is now undeniable that laboratory diagnostics will play an increasingly central role in both science and modern medicine (1,2). Due to many technological advances, the dissemination of scientific information has undergone a revolution in the past 30 years. The development of Internet, and the increasing worldwide accessibility to this global system of interconnection, have both contributed to facilitating and enhancing the amount and the quality of information available to healthcare operators and laboratory professionals.