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Still Looking for the Hallmark Card, Though

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is underway — it began the 24th of April and ends the 30th. The week, sponsored by American Society for Clinical Pathology and the College of American Pathologists, aims to recognize the role that lab professional play in health care and includes a few competitions. ASCP announced the winners of its Taking Center Stage contest that recognizes teams that worked to "achieve extraordinary goals or to provide outstanding levels of customer service," and those winners include the American Red Cross, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and Deaconess Hospital Lab, among others. And CAP has two ongoing contests, one of which could win your lab $2,011. If you're looking for a more hands-on contest, Artel is hosting a Pipetting Olympics.

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.