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At Last, a Known Enemy

The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute hopes to raise $1 billion in a fundraising campaign partially targeted at building a new patient care center in Boston, according to this article in the Boston Globe. The story quotes Barrett Rollins, institute CSO, as saying, "For the first time in human history, we know what causes cancer. ... We see the path before us pretty clearly with a boat load of work to 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.