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It's the Little Things, Really

Blogger Chemical Bilology shares her discovery that the combination of her first and last names is unique in the PubMed database. "I'm so special!" she writes, although several authors "with my first and middle initials plus last name," have papers indexed in PubMed.

The Daily Scan asks: what are some of your simple pleasures in science?

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.