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Straight from the Horse's Mouth (Sorry, Drew)

Thomas at Seven Stones is intrigued by a new Edge video of Drew Endy explaining his views on synthetic biology. "If I had to guess, I'd say we'll have a collection of tens of thousands of genetic objects that support reliable functional composition between ten and 15 years from now," says Endy in this synopsis. Or you can skip that and go straight to the video here.

 

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.