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Charlie on the Big Screen

The New Yorker has a review of "Creation," the new movie about the life of Charles Darwin. "As a journey through Darwin’s discoveries, 'Creation' fails, although, given the intricacy and the patience of his working methods, it is hard to imagine how such a film might succeed," writes Anthony Lane. The movie focuses on Darwin's The Origin of Species, in particular aiming "to register the cautionary tremors that preceded the quake" of the book's long-delayed publication, according to the review.

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.