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GenTegra RNAdvantage

GenTegra has launched RNAdvantage, its latest RNA stabilization product for fresh tissue samples. As with GenTegra's other RNA stabilization products — RNAssure for purified liquid RNA and GenTegraRNA for ambient shipping and long-term storage — RNAdvantage was developed with the company's patented "active chemical protection" technology. GenTegra's nucleic acid stabilization technology is designed to protect and preserve DNA and RNA in research applications, whole blood sample collection cards, emerging devices for remote patient sample collection, and in support of initiatives to reduce the reliance on lab freezers for long-term storage of valuable nucleic acid samples.

The Scan

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.