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PreventionGenetics PGxome

PreventionGenetics launched the newly expanded PGxome whole-exome sequencing tests. In addition to diagnostic whole-exome testing, the PGxome Health Screen is now available to healthy individuals who want to learn more about their carrier status for recessive disorders and susceptibility to adult onset illnesses. Pharmacogenomic testing will be added to the PGxome test menu soon, PreventionGenetics 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.