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As a Group, You're Rational Overachievers

At Gene Expression, Razib doesn't think scientists are "particularly rational people as compared to the normal human." Just because the scientific community might push forward rationally tested hypotheses, scientists shouldn't assume that they can transfer this supposed rationality to other pursuits. "The power of science arises from the intersection of the communal wisdom of tens of thousands of individuals over decades with the nature of the subject at hand," he writes.

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.