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He's a DNA Exhibitionist -- for Your Benefit

Michael Arrington's latest post at TechCrunch sure has gotten noticed. This weekend he alerted readers that he had received his DNA test results from 23andMe and, as promised, he was releasing them to the public so others could see what they'd get from the service. Since yesterday, he's gotten more than 160 comments -- but no one seems as grossed out as GTO about the whole wet earwax thing. Seriously, Michael, there are some things to keep to yourself. But kudos on all the other stuff.

 

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.