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For PGP, Everything Old Is New Again

It's a fair bet that the GTO team spent more time on the rudimentary Personal Genome Project website than you did, but in case you ever ventured there, here's some welcome news: the PGP has redesigned and relaunched its website. You can check it out here, or click here instead to go directly to information about the next round of enrollment, which opens in early 2008.

Incidentally, anyone who visited the PGP site while it was hosted on George Church's Harvard page will get a kick out of Jason Bobe's explanation of the new site and how it differs from its predecessor. (GTO was greatly saddened to see that the old site's seizure-inducing mouse trail of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs has been abandoned in the new version.)


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.