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Gene for Southpaws and Schizophrenia

Researchers from Oxford University found a gene for left-handedness, reports the BBC. Not only do lefties have to deal with scissors made for righties and the legacy of being evil and unlucky, this LRRTM1 gene that partially controls what part of the brain takes on the responsibilities of speech and emotion, also give southpaws an elevated risk of schizophrenia.

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.