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Movers & Shakers: Nov 12, 2010

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SRI International announced this week that Joseph Perrone will be heading the molecular diagnostic efforts at its Center for Advanced Drug Research.

Previously, Perrone was president of JBP Consulting. Before that he worked as vice president of strategic initiatives and business development at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry and vice president of the technology transfer office at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute.

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.