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People in the News: Laura Lauman; Omead Ostadan

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Illumina has appointed Laura Lauman to be vice president of marketing. In leading global marketing efforts, she will assume the responsibilities of Omead Ostadan, who has taken a new executive leadership role with the company.

Lauman formerly was president of AB Sciex and she spent 15 years at Life Technologies and Applied Biosystems, where she was division president and general manager of ABI's Proteomics and Small Molecule Division. She also held commercial and business leadership roles at PerkinElmer and Waters.

The Scan

Should've Been Spotted Sooner

Scientists tell the Guardian that SARS-CoV-2 testing issues at a UK lab should have been noticed earlier.

For Martian Fuel

Researchers have outlined a plan to produce rocket fuel on Mars that uses a combination of sunlight, carbon dioxide, frozen water, cyanobacteria, and engineered E. coli, according to Gizmodo.

To Boost Rapid Testing

The Washington Post writes that new US programs aim to boost the availability of rapid at-home SARS-CoV-2 tests.

PNAS Papers on Strawberry Evolution, Cell Cycle Regulators, False-Positive Triplex Gene Editing

In PNAS this week: strawberry pan-genome, cell cycle-related roles for MDM2 and MDMX, and more.