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RefSeq 72

RefSeq 72 is now available via ftp and through the National Center for Biotechnology Information's programming utilities. The release incorporates genomic, transcript, and protein data available as of August 27, 2015 and includes 79,189,847 records, 51,933,925 proteins, 12,321,036 RNAs, and sequences from 54,937 organisms. 

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.