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Finally, An Instruction Manual (Sort Of)

The Genetic Genealogist Blaine Bettinger has written an e-book on how to interpret DNA testing results. The 28-page book takes the reader through four chapters covering what is and isn't genetic genealogy, how to interpret Y-DNA and mtDNA results, and the field of genetic genealogy in general. Bettinger felt the need to service his community of readers, since he gets many emails "asking questions about their newly-received DNA testing results. They are unsure about what the results mean, how to find more information, or what to do next."

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.