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It's Better Than Alphabetical

The Bioinformatics Zen blogger shares how he organizes his scripts. To organize dependencies between scripts, Mike uses helper scripts that contain the database parameters. The other scripts then contain the helper script in their first line, so he only has to update the helper scripts to make changes to all the related scripts.

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.