Putting it on the board

A back-page section in CAP TODAY that I’ve been working to beef up is called “Put it On the Board.” I usually contribute a fairly well reported lead news item of a few hundred words.

Back in January, I examined the need for faster, simpler tests to diagnose infectious diseases. In February, the story looked at explosive growth in the field of genomics and how difficult it is to translate benchside discoveries into bedside treatments. And last month I reported on how labs will be affected by a new federal regulation giving patients the right to their test reports.

And, yes, it appears that Ken “Hawk” Harrelson’s home-run call did inspire the section’s name.