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Let's Go to the Video

Blogger Deepak Singh has a post on SciVee, a video website with a science twist. The site was launched by PLoS, the National Science Foundation, and the San Diego Supercomputer Center -- and it "provides scientists, especially authors with a platform to essentially set up video podcasts ... around a publication," according to Singh. (The website also has the beginnings of a social networking site.) SciVee isn't alone in trying to make a go of science videos; other recent launches include Bioscreencast and JoVE.

 

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

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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.