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In Control

Scripp's Eric Topol "wants to digitize you by collecting streams of your anatomical, physiological, and biological data and uploading them to your iPhone (or PC) for easy and constant accessibility," says Future Tense, a collaboration between Arizona State University, the New America Foundation, and Slate. Topol's new book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care, calls for patients to take control of their healthcare and advocate for personalized medicine. "We've got to get the consumers to drive this thing," Topol says.

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.