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: method to detect single-nucleotide and copy-number alterations in single cells from archival tissue, and more.

China has announced new rules governing the use of stem cell treatments, Nature News reports.

Wired's Sarah Zhang expresses frustration as a microbiome study of homes uncovers expected bacteria.

A database containing genome sequences from strains of foodborne pathogens may enable regulators and companies to quickly identify outbreak sources, Reuters reports.