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Open Call for Sequencing Projects

Jonathan Eisen points out JGI's Community Sequencing Program whereby researchers can get genomes sequenced for free. All you have to do is write a proposal related to sequencing projects with relevance to global carbon cycling, alternative energy production, and biogeochemistry, and then have it selected by a review committee. JGI says it will begin accepting letters of intent for projects to be completed in 2010 on December 15.

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.