LAS VEGAS — Executives of several of the firms tracked by BioCommerce Week gathered here May 17-19 to make their pitches to investors at the Banc of America Securities Health Care Conference, and many of them said they expected to build market share and revenue through acquisitions in 2005.

Some also suggested that a recovery in the pharma spending market could help drive revenues, particularly for capital equipment manufacturers, over the remainder of the year.

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The Washington Post reports on a Federal Bureau of Investigation plan to place rapid DNA analyzers at booking stations around the country.

In an editorial, officials from scientific societies in the US and China call for the international community to develop criteria and standards for human germline editing.

The US National Institutes of Health is to review studies that have received private support for conflicts of interest, according to the New York Times.

In Science this week: the PsychENCODE Consortium reports on the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders, and more.