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The failed promise of lab automation

There are a lot of repetitive liquid handling actions in modern biology and to make progress we are expected to pipette carefully, rapidly and with provenance (e.g. record where we pipette to). Occasionally, the cycle breaks, you make an error, I know I have. This means you have to skip a row, start again, mark the data as lost, lose time, stay late etc. My frustration is palpable.

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