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Agilent MassHunter BioConfirm 12.0 Software

Agilent has launched its MassHunter BioConfirm 12.0 software to support data generated by Agilent high-resolution LC/MS for oligonucleotide purity analysis and sequence confirmation. The new software adds oligonucleotide analysis support to existing capabilities for protein analysis, enabling the assessment of oligonucleotide purity and sequence confirmation — important analytical steps in the use of oligonucleotides for biotherapeutics and vaccine research and development, Agilent noted.

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ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.

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Researchers in Nature Ecology & Evolution find gene regulatory network differences between soldiers and foragers, suggesting bees can take on either role.

Analysis of Ashkenazi Jewish Cohort Uncovers New Genetic Loci Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

The study in Alzheimer's & Dementia highlighted known genes, but also novel ones with biological ties to Alzheimer's disease.

Tara Pacific Expedition Project Team Finds High Diversity Within Coral Reef Microbiome

In papers appearing in Nature Communications and elsewhere, the team reports on findings from the two-year excursion examining coral reefs.