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Arima Genomics Arima-HiC Platform

Arima Genomics has announced the commercial launch of its Arima-HiC sample preparation kit. The tool allows researchers to detect long-range chromatin interactions that can be used across multiple applications. Depending on the application, researchers can generate high-quality Hi-C libraries using less than 100,000 cells across rare samples in six hours, the firm said.

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.