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It's the Network, Stupid

An article in Forbes wonders, does the post-genome drug discovery process need to evolve? One scientist-radical, Peter Sorger of Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, believes it does, and he is working toward a new approach that would discover and test drugs for humans.

The article parades out a series of scientists bemoaning the lack of decent information about the basic network that runs a human being -- and how that complex system must be figured out before really intelligent drug design can be made possible.

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.