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Carolyn Compton, Caren Mason

HealthTell said this week that Carolyn Compton and Caren Mason have joined the company's board of directors.

Compton is chief medical officer of the National Biomarkers Development Alliance at Arizona State Universitywhere she is also a professor of life sciences.

Mason was formerly CEO of Verinata Health, which was acquired by Illumina in 2013. Before that she was CEO of Quidel.

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.