Commas

Use the Serial Comma

We use the serial comma (the comma before and or or in a list of items) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

  • We stand on the brink of unprecedented advances in understanding and treating heart disease, as emerging disciplines such as molecular and computational biology, genomics, and proteomics begin to bear fruit not just at the lab bench, but at the bedside.

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