The most recent Asia-Pacific Federation for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine News, now available, gives an update on APFCB activities in the region during 2014. A message from Prof Lai, APFCB President, welcomes the reader, followed by the member societies' reports. Further contributions to the issue come from guest editors and regular corporate members. An article on the Future of Laboratory Medicine, by Dr G. Beastall, IFCC Past President, one on Pharmacogenetics of Statin Responsiveness, by Kadam et al., and some book reviews, complete the issue. The delicate painting on the cover page "An ancient water village in mid-autumn" has been graciously provided by Prof. Tan It Koon, founder and past president of APFCB.