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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – With the launch last year of two US Food and Drug Administration-cleared mass spec microbiology platforms, microbe identification has emerged as one of clinical proteomics' most prominent success stories.

BALTIMORE (GenomeWeb News) – While triple quads predominated at last year's American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual meeting, high-resolution instruments were the focus of this year's gathering with several vendors launching new high-end QTOF or Q-Orbitrap machines.

BALTIMORE (GenomeWeb) – With the launch of a new crop of high-resolution instruments at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual conference here this week, vendor

New Products: ASMS Focus

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A number of vendors introduced new proteomics products at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry meeting in Baltimore this week. The following is a roundup of new offerings introduced at the conference.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – With first quarter results in for major life science mass spec vendors, a mixed picture has emerged as academic, government, and pharma spending delays, particularly in the US and China, countered stronger performance in European markets.

The story has been updated to include comments from Danaher's conference call.

Bruker this week launched its new Autoflex Speed MALDI TOF/TOF mass spectrometer.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Danaher said today that its revenues in the fourth quarter rose 6 percent year over year with its Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment leading the way.

Several major mass spec vendors took the stage this week at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, highlighting strong sales of recent instrument launches and sketching out potential future directions for their businesses.

AB Sciex has released its IVD-MS Analzyer, a mass spectrometry system CE marked for general in vitro diagnostic use in Europe.

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Mainichi reports that 43 percent of Japanese individuals said they did not want to eat agricultural products that had been modified using gene-editing tools.

Two US Department of Agriculture research departments are moving to the Kansas City area, according to the Washington Post.

Slate's Jane Hu compares some at-home genetic tests to astrology.

In PLOS this week: analysis of polygenic risk scores for skin cancer, chronic pain GWAS, and more.