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Beckman Coulter Emnetik System

Beckman Coulter has launched the Emnetik System to semi-automate plasmid prep and PCR cleanup. The Emnetik 24 and accompanying Emnetik PCR Cleanup Kit and Emnetik Plasmid Purification Kit use magnetic bead-based technology and electromagnets to clean nucleic acids in a stationary device. The workflow can be run on as many as 24 samples at a time and reduces touchpoints, potential for error, and processing time.

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Genetic Ancestry of South America's Indigenous Mapuche Traced

Researchers in Current Biology analyzed genome-wide data from more than five dozen Mapuche individuals to better understand their genetic history.

Study Finds Variants Linked to Diverticular Disease, Presents Polygenic Score

A new study in Cell Genomics reports on more than 150 genetic variants associated with risk of diverticular disease.

Mild, Severe Psoriasis Marked by Different Molecular Features, Spatial Transcriptomic Analysis Finds

A spatial transcriptomics paper in Science Immunology finds differences in cell and signaling pathway activity between mild and severe psoriasis.

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.