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Locating a Sequencer, Redux

Over the summer, Cancer Research UK's James Hadfield set up a Google map showing where facilities housing next-gen sequencers were located. Now, he and the University of Birmingham's Nick Loman have updated that map, available here. The newer version allows users to filter results by sequencer type or country. "Perhaps most excitingly for stats-nerds, this is all database-driven so the long awaited league tables of sequencing platforms can be calculated automatically," Loman writes at his blog, adding that the tables aren't yet available as the map is first being checked for errors and omissions.

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.