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So Close, Guys. So Close

In a global poll run by the British Medical Journal, 11,000 people voted on the biggest medical breakthrough since 1840. According to this article in the UK's Times Online, Watson and Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA did well in the poll, but didn't quite win. That honor went to the sewer system, as public sanitation was named the greatest breakthrough.


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.