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The Meaning of Life, Microarray-Style

Medgadget reports on a contest to decipher a hidden message in a microarray. The prize is $1500, and the contest comes from GEN, Scintellix, and Agilent. According to the contest's description, "Unlocking the code in MicroArray will reveal a powerful message that bears on the mystery of life itself." Well, if you're going to get a life epiphany out of it, who wouldn't want to participate? Check it out here.


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.