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Strangely, He Doesn't Mention the Rock-Paper-Scissors Rule

John Halamka, probably best known to GTO readers for being one of the first 10 members of George Church's Personal Genome Project, has a post on his blog about good conflict resolution practices. "I am convinced that to be a successful CIO, you must embrace conflict," he writes, recommending that good leaders listen before talking, don't use e-mail to solve complicated problems, never send emotional e-mails, as well as other advice. It's well worth a read for scientists finding their way in management.


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.