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Problems, What Problems?

Scientific American's Katharine Harmon looks into the challenges facing the consumer genetic testing industry, which include interpreting the data, an unclear regulatory situation, and a lack of customers. Harmon says that despite these drawbacks, that many in the industry are optimistic. "Once the numbers [of genomes] are high enough," says John Boyce, co-founder of Delphi Bio who is also involved with GnuBio, "we should have the power to see deeper into the genome and find the predictive biomarkers."

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.