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Immunexpress SeptiCyte Rapid EDTA Blood-Compatible Cartridges

Immunexpress has launched new SeptiCyte Rapid EDTA blood-compatible cartridges for the European market. The updated cartridges add undiluted EDTA blood as a validated sample type. According to the Seattle-based firm, EDTA blood collection tubes are used routinely in clinical settings for hematology procedures globally. Validation of the cartridges for use in the US, and studies for 510(k) clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration are expected to be finished in the fourth quarter of this year.

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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.