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News on mass spectrometry technology and applications in genetics, genomics, and molecular diagnostics.

A federal judge granted IonPath's motion to dismiss portions of Fluidigm's suit but claims of direct infringement were untouched and will proceed.

Highlights included mass spec-focused developments like data-independent acquisition and ion mobility along with platforms including Thermo Fisher's Q Exactive.

A survey asking researchers for their thoughts on the key developments in the field turned up applications ranging from clinical to structural.

Data privacy has been an issue in genomics for some time, but new regulations and improved technology could force proteomics to confront it, as well.

With new instruments and workflows able to quantify thousands of proteins in as little as five minutes, 2019 was the year proteomics cracked its throughput problem.

A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.

Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.

Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.

In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.