Despite early predictions that the market for mass spectrometers could be among the hardest hit by the economic nosedive, sales of the instruments have been able to weather the topsy-turvy environment, and in some cases thrive.

And according to officials from several mass spec firms at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry meeting, the outlook for the technology is much more promising than some had predicted — with proteomics and other life science applications looking like a particular bright spot.

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Reuters reports that UK researchers are using gene-editing tools to develop flu-resistant chickens.

Nature calls for genomics to become part of the World Health Organization's cholera surveillance approach.

Vox explores a proposal to institute a lottery system to award grant funds.

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