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Fighting a Pandemic with One Eye Closed

An article in The Scientist worries that despite advances in vaccines, many scientists worry that not enough is being done to curtail the next pandemic. Scientists at the Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics at Penn State are taking a systems approach to disease; they hope to solve the problem of potentially pandemic parasites by marrying things like population biology and ecology to epidemiology and genomics.

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.