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Source BioScience US Sanger Sequencing Service

Source BioScience, a provider of genomic services in the UK and Ireland, has launched a Sanger sequencing service in the US out of San Diego. The company said it can immediately serve biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and research organizations in California and neighboring states, with plans to expand further into the US in coming months. Source said it will also soon be offering plasmid extraction and next-generation sequencing services in the US.

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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.

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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.

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In papers appearing in Nature Communications and elsewhere, the team reports on findings from the two-year excursion examining coral reefs.