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DnaNudge: Sir Richard Sykes

Sir Richard Sykes has joined the board of DnaNudge as chairman elect. He is the chancellor of Brunel University and chair of the UK government's vaccine taskforce. Previously, he was chairman and CEO of GlaxoWellcome, as well as chairman of GlaxoSmithKline, the Royal Institution of Great Britain, King Edward VII's Hospital, the UK Stem Cell Foundation, and the Singapore Biomedical Sciences International Advisory Council. He is also a former rector of Imperial College London.

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.