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Bioneer: ExiPrep 96 cfDNA Kit, ExiPrep 48 Epigen Bisulfate Conversion Kit

Bioneer has launched its ExiPrep 96 cfDNA kit and ExiPrep 48 Epigen Bisulfate Conversion kit for cancer diagnosis. The ExiPrep 96 cfDNA kit is for isolating cell-free DNA from blood, plasma, and serum samples. Extracting nucleic acid from samples using the kits along with automated instrument systems can be done within 35 minutes, the company said, adding treating nucleic acid for DNA methylation analysis can be done within two hours.

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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.

Sequencing Analysis Examines Gene Regulatory Networks of Honeybee Soldier, Forager Brains

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.