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Stephen Becker, Beth Ladin

RainDance Technologies has appointed Stephen Becker to the posts of vice president and chief commercial officer. Becker had been senior sales manager in field operations in the Americas for Agilent Technologies, and he was a director of gene and protein discovery and director of business support at GE Healthcare.

NuGEN Technologies has hired Beth Ladin to be vice president of operations. Ladin previously was senior director of scientific operations for applied markets at Applied Biosystems, and she was a researcher at Henkel KGaA and a post-doctoral scientist at Washington University in St. Louis and at the University of Kansas.

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports.

Test Warning

The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK.

Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine

In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.