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New instrument releases at this week's meeting reflected proteomics' increased emphasis on throughput and the continuing spread of ion mobility technology.

Major releases were relatively sparse at ASMS as many vendors focused instead on the development of applications and workflows for their existing platforms.

While most firms launched new mass spec systems, the larger focus was on developing and implementing the larger workflows surrounding these instruments.

The conference was relatively light on new mass spec launches, with many vendors focusing instead on more targeted applications of existing technology.

The approach brings together the spatial resolution of optical microscope and the rich molecular information generated by imaging mass spectrometry.

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Waters this week released its Progenesis Q1 2.0 software for small molecule data analysis.

Thermo Fisher Scientific this week introduced its Thermo Scientific Vanquish UHPLC system, with which the company is targeted the high-end research market.

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.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Shimadzu and Indigo BioSystems announced that they have formed a partnership for the development of clinical mass spectrometry workflows.

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The Wall Street Journal looks into FamilyTreeDNA's handling of genetic genealogy searches by law enforcement.

In a point-counterpoint in the Boston Globe, researchers discuss the potential of gene editing to prevent Lyme disease, but also the pitfalls of doing so.

MIT's Technology Review reports that researchers hope to develop a CRISPR-based pain therapy.

In Science this week: atlas of malaria parasites' gene expression across their life cycles, and more.