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Bio-Rad Laboratories: Simon May, Annette Tumolo

Bio-Rad Laboratories has appointed Simon May as executive VP and president of the firm's life science group, effective Jan. 4, 2022. He succeeds Annette Tumolo, who will retire from this role. May led Bio-Rad’s digital biology group for two years, and has also served as SVP of global commercial operations for the Americas. He joined Bio-Rad in 2014 as VP of North America sales and service for life science, and also previously held leadership roles for seven years at Thermo Fisher Scientific.

The Scan

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.