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Australia Genome Research Facility Buys GS-FLX Sequencer From Roche

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Australia Genome Research Facility has purchased a 454 Genome Sequencer FLX from Roche, the facility said today.
 
AGRF said it will use the sequencer alongside its Sanger-based instrument and bioinformatics platform, and that it would help the facility meet heightened demand for sequencing services in Australia.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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.