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Giving the Dog a Fighting Chance

Watching a companion, even a furry four-legged one, suffer from cancer is heartbreaking. An article in The Scientist recounts how Texas researchers developed a device to deliver plasmids containing growth hormone releasing hormone to dogs with cachexia that prevents them from being able to tolerate cancer treatments. More dogs that received GHRH survived cancer treatment than those that did not.

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.