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SoftGenetics ChimerMaker Software Update

SoftGenetics has launched the latest version of its ChimerMaker software, an automated chimerism analysis software. The latest version incorporate new workflow functionalities to meet the needs of leading edge HLA, molecular pathology, histocompatibility, transplant, and immunology laboratories. In addition, the software is now compatible with the company's Six Dye Chemistries, enabling labs to analyze results from more loci from human ID kits, the company 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.