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Amy Sturm

Geisinger's Genomic Medicine Institute has appointed Amy Sturm as director of cardiovascular genomic counseling. Sturm also serves as a member of the ClinGen Cardiovascular Clinical Domain Working Group. She joins Geisinger from Ohio State University, where she served as associate professor in the Division of Human Genetics at OSU's Wexner Medical Center. She has served on the board of directors of the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and works extensively with the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation and the Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes Foundation.

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.