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Dow Wilson

Varian Medical Systems CEO Dow Wilson has been elected to the board of Agilent Technologies, effective March 20. Wilson has been CEO of Varian Medical since 2012. Before being appointed CEO, he was the firm's chief operating officer and executive vice president. Prior to that, he was president of Varian Medical's Oncology Systems business. He previously spent 19 years at GE Healthcare and eventually became CEO of GE's Healthcare Information Technology unit. 

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.