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Spotlight on Lindquist

Today's New York Times includes a Q&A session with Susan Lindquist, MIT biology professor and former director of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Best known for her work in protein folding, Lindquist studies diseases like Parkinson's or cystic fibrosis that may stem from proteins gone awry. In this interview, she discusses her research into neurodegenerative disease in yeast, why she originally planned to be a nurse, and more.

 

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.