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Don't Forget to Serve Popcorn with that Live Cell Movie

MIT physicist Michael Feld has led the recent development of a microscope that can generate images of live cells in their native state. The microscope uses refraction images taken from several different angles and combined to form a three-dimensional image. While the technique can now only be used on single cells or small organisms like C. elegans, one potential application might be viewing how drug tests affect cells in real-time.

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.