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Show Us Your Fungus

As any mold expert can tell you, Aspergillus is huge in the fungal community. Following on the heels of previously sequenced strains including fumigatus, nidulans, and oryzae, a paper published online today in Nature Biotechnology reports the genome sequence and analysis for Aspergillus niger. Led by Herman Pel of DSM Food Specialties, the team presents some key findings about the organism's metabolic pathway.


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.