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Dawkins! No, Collins!

When your experiments are taking awhile, here's a fun diversion from Wired magazine. Billed as the "faith smackdown," it's a Web page where you read two quotes -- one from Francis Collins and one from Richard Dawkins -- and then vote for the one you believe is correct. GTO's verdict: there's nothing more entertaining than clicking on little tiny Collins or Dawkins heads and adding to the brouhaha.

 

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.