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Database Overload

Time to pop your vintage bottle of Veuve Clicquot! The database issue of Nucleic Acids Research has just been released, but don't get too excited, you might have to wait a minute to actually get on the site. It seems the journal's server is overloaded with visitors trying to download all the open access content, so expect some server time-out messages in your browser before you can have at it. The topics covered include database resources of the NCBI, petabyte-scale innovations of the European Nucleotide Archive, a look at Genebank, among others.

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.