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Darwin's Islands Succumb to Darwin's Theory

The rise of the eco-tourist has led to the Galápagos Islands being added to UNESCO's danger list, reports the New York Times. Between 1990 and 2006, the number of visitors to the archipelago rose 250 percent. The Galápagos now has 748 introduced plant species -- as compared to 500 native ones --  that the Darwin Foundation says could have "severe impacts [on] native biodiversity."

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.