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If It's From Google, It Has to Be Cool

The Phyloinformatics Group, sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, is participating in Google's Summer of Code. Undergrad, master's, and PhD students may apply to take part in the code-writing marathon, which aims to develop tools that will aid in comparative biology. You can read more about the program, its goals, and how to apply at this website.


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.