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VolitionRx: Mickie Henshall

VolitionRx has appointed Mickie Henshall to its board of directors and as a member of the compensation committee and the nominations and governance committee. Henshall is currently the chief marketing officer at diagnostics company Realm IDx. She was previously the associate director of diagnostics marketing at Illumina and served as VP of marketing at Accriva Diagnostics, Biotix, and Agena Bioscience. She was also chief marketing officer at Genomic Life, a genomic testing services company. 

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.