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Unilabs: Marc Engel, Gilbert Achermann

Marc Engel has been appointed CEO of Unilabs. He replaces Michiel Boehmer, who stepped down from the post in March. Engel had been interim executive chairman of the company since April 1 and chairman of Unilab's board since July 2022. He spent more than 30 years in commercial and operational roles, including as chief supply chain officer at Unilever. Gilbert Achermann is replacing Engel as board chairman. He was CEO and, before that, CFO of Straumann Group.

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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.