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OmniTier CompStor Spectrum

OmniTier has introduced CompStor Spectrum, a locally installed, standalone appliance for both secondary and tertiary genomic and biomedical data analysis. With built-in artificial intelligence, acceleration technology, and automation, the appliance can generate high-volume reports on whole-genome sequencing for less than $50 per test, according to the company. CompStor supports both short-read and long-read sequences output as FASTQ files. 

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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.