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Darwin's Handwriting Would Make Our Mothers Cry

"Darwin had difficult handwriting," writes PZ Myers. The Darwin Online collection has digital versions of Charles Darwin's notes and letters. Taking a look at this outline of his species theory, Darwin's handwriting does indeed look spidery and small, with cross-outs and sideways notes. The online collection is a treasure trove of information and includes some Darwin family photos.

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.