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But Seriously, How Did All That Fit in There?

It's a gross-out morning here at Genome Technology, where we can't stop watching this disturbing video of a cricket dying. The cricket's infected with a parasite that uses mind-control tricks (hey, we couldn’t make this up if we tried -- check out the article in our sister publication ProteoMonitor from earlier this year) to get its host to commit suicide so the parasite can escape and reproduce.

Ewwww.

 

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.