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On the cover: The cost of traditional cervical cancer tests based on automated liquidbased cytology (ALBC) slides with proprietary stain is a limiting factor in early diagnostics and positive treatment outcome of this devastating disease in poor regions of the world. The cover reveals high-quality images of cervical cells obtained by a cheaper automation-assisted cervical cancer test in manual liquid-based cytology slides (MLBC) with generic hematoxylin and eosin (H&S) stain, designed to offset cost and to increase survival rates for cervical cancer in developing countries, community health centers and small hospitals. Read the accompanying article by Zhang and coworkers in this issue.

Cover design by Bärbel Beran [www.beran-design.de].