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Akoya Biosciences: Scott Mendel

Akoya Biosciences has appointed Scott Mendel to its board of directors. Mendel is currently CEO of GenMark Diagnostics, which was acquired by Roche in April for $1.8 billion. He joined GenMark as CFO in 2014 and was promoted to CEO in 2020. Prior to GenMark, Mendel held senior-level leadership positions with The Active Network and GE Healthcare. He holds a BS in finance from Indiana University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.

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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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