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The Beauty of Microfluidics

The journal Lab on a Chip has a new Web site for researchers to share their artistic "miniaturization/micro/nanofluidics" related pictures. "I am willing to bet that your hard drive contains at least one gorgeous image that will make me catch my breath. In fact, I contend that all our hard drives together contain more art than the Louvre and all the Guggenheims could possibly house, and it would be a shame if it remained in cyber-darkness," writes the University of Washington's Albert Folch and new Lab on a Chip Art Editor, in introducing the site. He adds that the site has a serious side, to show that science and art are compatible. "I know very few scientists that do not have a deep appreciation for painting and music, and fewer artists that do not feel a fascination for scientific phenomena," he says. Among the images already uploaded to the Flickr page are ones called "van Gogh's cells," "Paul Klee's autopsy," and "Microfluidic Butterfly."

The Scan

Can't Be Used

The US Food and Drug Administration says millions of vaccine doses made at an embattled manufacturing facility cannot be used, the New York Times reports.

PLOS Papers on Frozen Shoulder GWAS, Epstein-Barr Effects on Immune Cell Epigenetics, More

In PLOS: genome-wide association study of frozen shoulder, epigenetic patterns of Epstein-Barr-infected B lymphocyte cells, and more.

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.