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PercayAI CompBio

PercayAI, a recently launched spinout of the Genome Technology Access Center at the McDonnell Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has introduced its first product, CompBio. Featuring augmented intelligence technology, CompBio is meant to help identify relationships within multi-omic datasets to inform drug discovery. The new company said that the software harnesses neural networks, deep learning, and heuristics so that the machine learns from humans as humans learn from the machine. 

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.