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Hanging With the Polonator

If you've been dying to get a look at a Polonator, Keith Robison has a picture of one on his blog. Robison got a look at it at the CHI Next-Gen meeting last month and he says that "the truly intriguing angle on the Polonator is that it is a completely open architecture." He adds that is "pretty enticing from a techie angle, but it's also a pretty risky business strategy." He's also thinking about what projects he could do if he were to have a Polonator. "Not enough notions to be able to justify buying one, but certainly if I could rent some time on one at a reasonable price I'd jump at the notion," he says.

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.