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The Father of Biotechnology Leaves Behind a Legacy

Biochemist and Noble laureate Arthur Kornberg died on Friday; he was 89. Kornberg won the Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering DNA polymerase, as well as was the first to produce the active inner core of a virus in the lab. His passion for enzymology and faith that all metabolic reactions could be reproduced in a test tube helped birth the field of genetic engineering. His son, Roger, also won the Nobel in 2006, making Kornberg one of only six Nobel laureates whose sons also won Nobel Prizes.

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.