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FDA Panel to Meet About Epigenomics' PMA for Colorectal Cancer Test

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A US Food and Drug Administration panel is tentatively set to meet in four months to discuss Epigenomics’ colorectal cancer screening test, the company said today.

FDA’s Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on March 25, 2014 over Epigenomics’ premarket approval submission for its Epi proColon test. The company completed its submission in January, and in February, FDA granted Epigenomics’ application priority review status.

Earlier this month, the company announced flat revenues for its third quarter.

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.