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Affymetrix Eureka Genotyping Solution

Affymetrix has launched Eureka Genotyping Solution a low-cost, low-plex genotyping by sequencing solution. The company is also introducing two new array configurations for the Axiom genotyping platform. The Eureka Genotyping Solution delivers high-throughput sample processing with low cost per sample enabled by an innovative multiplexed combination of allele and sample-specific barcodes which support high sample plexing on a sequencer while delivering high-quality SNP analysis, said the company. The new array configurations for Axiom genotyping expand its utility. The 24-sample configuration on the high-density Axiom 96 platform can interrogate upward of 800,000 markers while the 96-sample configuration on the Axiom 384 HT platform can assay about 50,000 genetic variants. 

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.