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Let's Put It This Way: If It's That Hard to Tell the Difference...

For the sheer strangeness of it, this post is worth a mention. Blogger Sandra Porter links out to Malevole, which has a survey: can you tell the difference between a serial killer and a computer scientist? The survey consists of a series of photos, and after you make your choice for each, Malvole gives a brief bio of the person in question. Porter asks you to take a quick survey at her site when you finish, and says she'll post the results in a few weeks.

 

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.