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Sequencing the Teddy Bear

Sean Eddy's blog pointed us to Kevin Larry's "mildly enthused" interview with Cofactor Genomics, in which the co-founders detail "one of the more challenging projects they've worked on" — the teddy bear genome.

Warning: the video is long and contains graphic scenes of teddy bear disembowelment.

An Interview With Cofactor Genomics from Grant Essig on Vimeo.

The Scan

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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.