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Like the Kevin Bacon Game, But More Depressing

With all the people, foundations, and their beneficiaries (PDF file) that have lost money to Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme, John Fossella at Genes to Brains to Mental Health wondered what his institution's exposure was. Using a relationship tracking tool from Muckety, Fossella found one connection between Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Madoff, a person who is a trustee and patron for both MSSM and Yeshiva University, which lost a reported $110 million. Fosella adds that he has no way of really knowing his school's exposure and writes, "I wonder if the trustees do."

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.