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The Con Artistry of Man's Best Friend

For anyone who has seen Best in Show, dog owners can be an interesting lot. They rampantly anthropomorphize their dog’s behavior, says this Atlantic Monthly article. Data from the Dog Genome Project shows how dogs are genetically programmed to dupe their owners, even those over at the Westminster Kennel Club show, into letting them mooch their way into an easier life.

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.