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Judges Get Schooled in Science

More than 70 judges attended a three-day training seminar on science. At this seminar in Ohio, judges brushed up on their science facts so that they could tell a scientific expert from a hired gun and deal with CSI-literate juries' expectations of scientific evidence, says the Associated Press. The judges also considered futuristic questions such as the role of a defendant's genetics in determining criminal sentences.

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.