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BioNano's Updated Irys Data Solutions

BioNano Genomics has launched an update to its Irys Data Solution to improve structural variation analysis in human samples. The product is a powerful suite of software and hardware solutions that includes IrysSolve, which hosts the data analysis pipeline; IrysView, which provides visualized genome map information; and IrysSolve Compute, a server solution optimized to run the IrysSolve software. The update includes IrysSolve v2.1 which includes a new automated haplotype-aware assembler that separates allelic differences in the generated maps, and a new structural variation calling algorithm that can quickly and accurately determine individual instances of both homozygous and heterozygous structural variation within a human sample.

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.