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CerTest Biotec 14 Viasure qPCR Tests, QC Products

CerTest Biotec has launched 14 new real-time PCR tests and products. They include assays for respiratory infections, pathogens causing tropical and vector-borne diseases, sexually transmitted infections, viruses that cause infection in immunosuppressed patients or that can cause meningitis, antimicrobial resistance genes, and pathogens causing sepsis. The kits are offered in a lyophilized format and are compatible with open system thermal cyclers. The firm has also launched a positive control kit for SARS-CoV-2 testing.

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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.