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It's Not Often That People Tell FDA to Slow Down

A preliminary decision from the US Food and Drug Administration that would allow the sale of cloned livestock products -- meat, milk, and so forth -- without special labeling has, predictably, run into some opposition. A consumer group called the Center for Food Safety charges that FDA's decision was based on precious little data and a whole lot of lobbying from the biotech industry, according to this wire story.

 

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.