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CentoGene Breast Cancer Testing

CentoGene has launched CentoBreast, its genetic testing panel that covers almost all hereditary forms of breast cancer, regardless of specific tumor syndrome. The panel includes genes frequently reported in association with familial form of breast cancer: BRCA1, BRCA2, TP53, PTEN, STK11, CDH1, PALB2, CHEK2, ATM, NBN, BARD1, BRIP1, and RAD51C. CentoBreast has a turnaround time of 10 working days and needs only 2μg DNA or 2 CentroCards, blood droplet sample collector.

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.