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He Really Loves His Ion PGM

When Ambry Genetics announced this week that it would be the first authorized customer-service provider for Ion Torrent's Ion Personal Genome Machine, as reported by our sister publication In Sequence, the firm issued a fairly standard press release. But beneath comments from Ion Torrent's VP of marketing and business development, Ambry linked to its new ad related to the announcement, which it posted on YouTube:

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.