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Day Zero Diagnostics: Gail Marcus

Gail Marcus has joined the board of infectious disease diagnostics firm Day Zero Diagnostics. She is an assistant professor of population health at Hofstra University and has held leadership positions at Fortune 100 firms including at CIGNA, AdvancePCS/Caremark CVS, UnitedHealth Group, and Caris Diagnostics where she was president and CEO. Boston-based Day Zero recently said it received an additional $8.2 million in non-dilutive funding from CARB-X to develop its sequencing-based diagnostic system.

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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.