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Evolution is Down in the Polls

Building on yesterday's post that intelligent designers are using junk DNA to bolster their claims, a recent USA Today/Gallup poll shows that these creationist ideas reflect what many Americans think. Two-thirds of those the pollsters called said creationism was "definitely or probably true" while 53 percent said evolution was "definitely or probably true." And being early in the presidential season, the poll also asked the respondents about their political beliefs.

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.