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Don't Put This Jelly On Your Sandwich

The Hyphal Tip's Jason Stajich says that the Tremella mesenterica genome is now up at JGI. Tremella mesenterica is a jelly fungus, also called Witch's butter, that Stajich says is interesting to use to study lignin degrading enzymes and wood degradation. Its genome is about 28 megabases with 8,313 predicted genes.

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.