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Genomes Go Green!

Ryan Gregory takes a page out of Jonathan Eisen's book (Eisen of the recent New Yorker fame) and points out a paper that is "overselling genomics." The paper, published in The Plant Genome, is entitled "A Genome May Reduce Your Carbon Footprint" and the abstract says that the "article will consider more closely the impact of very cheap sequence data (approximately 1USD per genome) on improvement of switchgrass." To which Gregory says, "Wow, $1 per genome? That would be sweet!"

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.