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SciLink Beset by Smoke

SciLink, the MySpace of the science community, recently experienced an electrical fire in its home base. According to director Brian Gilman, the team was working on its user accounts when the lights started to flicker and hum. The seriousness of the situation became clearer as the building’s hallways filled with smoke. Fortunately, all of the SciLink staff made it out unscathed. No word yet on when the website would be back online.

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.