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Another Chapter in Greek Mythology

Draft legislation will be debated this year in Britain on whether to allow hybrid animal-human embryos to be implanted back into a woman's womb. Roman Catholic bishops argue that it's immoral to destroy them, whereas scientists are saying that the bishops are misunderstanding the research: it's not human eggs that are being used, but cow and sheep eggs. Considering all the ways scientists are humanizing animals, wouldn’t this be considered "animalizing" humans? We’re confused, too.
 

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.