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Thermo Fisher Scientific dPCR Wastewater Surveillance Kit  

Thermo Fisher Scientific has released the Applied Biosystems Absolute Q Sars-CoV-2 Wastewater Surveillance Kit. Designed for streamlined dPCR wastewater surveillance, the kit contains the triplex Absolute Q Sars-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance assay and the Absolute Q 1-Step RT-dPCR master mix. The company said the RT-dPCR master mix, which is optimized for multiplexing, eliminates upstream cDNA conversion steps for quantitative RNA analysis, saving time and resources. 

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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.

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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.