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BioEcho EchoLution Cell Culture RNA Kit

BioEcho Life Sciences, a Cologne, Germany-based provider of nucleic acid extraction and analysis technology, has launched the EchoLution Cell Culture RNA Kit for the isolation of high-quality RNA from cells. The kit can be used with standard laboratory equipment, and is based on ultra-fast lysis combined with the EchoLution technology, which enables total RNA extraction from different cell types in a single step. BioEcho said that the kit yields RNA samples suitable for applications such as RT-PCR, RT-qPCR, and RNA-seq.

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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 structural network differences between soldiers and foragers, suggesting bees can take on either role.

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

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