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Steve McPhail

Fluidigm has hired Steve McPhail as general manager of the company's production genomics business. McPhail joins Fluidigm from Quintiles Transnational, where he served as president of the worldwide genomics business. He also previously served as president and CEO of Expression Analysis prior to its acquisition by Quintiles. McPhail has also held senior management positions at Argomed, Xanthon, TriPath Imaging, Dynex Technologies, and Abbott Laboratories.

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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.