By Tony Fong

The annual Pittcon gathering wrapped up this week in Orlando, Fla. Below is a wrap-up of the top news in proteomics that played out at the conference.

One month after joining Danaher, AB Sciex continued trying to reestablish its leadership position in the mass-spectrometry space by saying it intends to debut a new "groundbreaking" platform later this year. The company has also penned a partnership with the University of Geneva to build out applications and workflows for the new platform.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.