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In the Sea of Personal Genomics, Swim at Your Own Risk

Science writer Anna Gosline explores her recent experience with Navigenics’ personal genomics service in this article from the LA Times. "And then there it was, in an orange 'warning' box on my Web browser: a significantly higher-than-average lifetime risk for late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of this devastating disorder," she writes. "Before I could process a coherent thought, I burst into tears." Whether or not the tests are too new and unreliable doesn't take away the fact that she, like most people, would still want access to any and all information out there — even if they don't know what to do with it and how best to respond to increased risk of disease.

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.