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May the Force Be with You, Ubuntu

Following on the heels of a number of "partnerships" Microsoft has announced with Linux users and distributors (if you missed this news, check out our post from a few days ago), the CEO of a major vendor put up his own blog post saying there's no such deal on the table for his company. Canonical, which sells the Ubuntu flavor of Linux, will not be pursuing one of these IP-for-amnesty agreements -- at least for the time being.


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.