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It's a New Way to Think About Population Stratification

Terry has a post at Bitesize Bio that has to be one of the funnier things we've seen in a while. Terry's plan: classify scientists in their own family (Academiae, that is) based on their behavior and ulterior motives. For instance, Scienticus narcisster is described as "a hard worker [that] aims mainly to see its name in publications as frequently as 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.