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Movers & Shakers: Jan 8, 2009

Robert Marchmont has joined Protein Forest as the firm’s first European Business Director, the company said this week.
Protein Forest this week announced the opening of its European division, headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
Marchmont has more 25 years of experience in the life science industry, and was most recently at GE Healthcare.

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.