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Not Quite for Thee

Leslie Michelson runs a healthcare service that is "like private wealth management, just far more important," he tells the Wall Street Journal. The "ultra high-end company," called Private Health Management, helps match clients to the best healthcare providers for the clients' particular needs, the Journal reports. In addition, it helps integrate care across different specialists — gets them talking to each other — and double-checks tests, and even includes genomic sequencing for targeted therapies.

However, the Journal notes, the service is only within the reach of the very wealthy, though Michelson says his goal is to democratize the model. "Innovations such as ours have to start at the high end, because you have to figure out how to do it. And then you figure out how to systemize it and take the costs down and deliver to the mass market."

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.