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Either Way, We Don't Want It in Our Apartments

Two New York City high school students took to the streets to collect more than 200 samples, including hair from classmates, food, and cockroaches, to examine their DNA barcodes, reports NPR's health blog Shot. Brenda Tan and Matt Cost confirmed that their classmates were human (shucks) and identified some mislabeled food. They might have, though, identified a new species of cockroach. That roach, collected from an Upper West Side apartment, varied from the roaches in the Barcode of Life Database by about four percent and most species vary by one percent or less.

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.