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Generics, Pricing, and Eye of Newt

In a Wall Street Journal opinion piece, James Mullen, CEO of Biogen Idec and chairman of BIO, recounts the successes of the biotech industry while warning that "a witch's brew of initiatives" currently proposed by US lawmakers could have a serious impact on the field.

Since Mullen's article was published, a number of people have responded through the WSJ blog. You can check out that running discussion here.

 

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.