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The Sin of Biology Lab

As Hsien-Hsien Lei points out, the Vatican has updated its list of deadly sins; there are now 14 instead of the original seven. According to the UK's Metro, the new sins include: genetic experimentation, tampering with the order of nature, pollution, social injustice, causing poverty, excessive wealth, and drug abuse. Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary, said, "Today there are various new sins which concern the rights of the individual and society and above all these are in the field of bioethics."

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.