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New Corn

Monsanto's drought-resistant corn has been approved by the US for sale, reports Reuters. The genetically engineered corn was developed in conjunction with German company BASF. The corn, called MON 87460, "is no longer considered a regulated article under our regulations governing the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms," according to a USDA announcement. Monsanto is planning farm trials in the Western US for next year.

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.