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Epigenomics: Heino von Prondzynski

Epigenomics said this week that Heino von Prondzynski, chairman of the supervisory board, will resign from his position and the board effective March 31, 2023, for health reasons. Prondzynski was a member of the board from May 2007 to March 2010, and has been chairman since May 2012. Prior to that he served in numerous roles internationally, including as CEO of Roche Diagnostics and a member of Roche's corporate executive committee.

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.