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Predicting Protein Interactions

Nir London has a post at the Macromolecular Modeling Blog about a recent CAPRI (Critical Assessment of PRediction of Interactions) evaluation meeting. "In this post I’ll try to give a more personal perspective of the experiment results, the state and trends of computational protein-protein docking and the vibes behind the scenes," London writes. In addition to a fairly thorough discussion of what went on at the meeting and results of which targets were predicted, London includes a list of the 10 (unofficial) best groups.

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.