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Lexogen's Spike-in RNA Variant Control Mixes

Lexogen has launched Spike-in RNA Variant Control Mixes for the quantification of mRNA isoforms in next-generation sequencing. The firm said the SIRVs are a set of 69 artificial transcript variants that mimic 7 human model genes, and they are the only RNA control designed specifically for splice variant detection. According to Lexogen, the SIRVs can be analyzed with any RNA-Seq protocol starting from cell extracts or purified RNA and on any NGS platform, including those from Illumina, Life Technologies, and Pacific Biosciences.

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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.