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Tastes Like Chicken

The US Food and Drug Administration took a major step toward giving the all-clear to cloning for agricultural purposes, according to an article in the Wall Street Journal ($). The agency announced "that it couldn't find any differences between the meat and milk of healthy conventionally bred livestock and that of healthy cloned animals. As a result, the agency proposed allowing the meat and milk of cloned animals and their offspring to be sold without any special labeling to alert customers," the article states.

WSJ invited reader feedback, and got an overall positive response from people who say they endorse the FDA's decision. We say: if you can't tell the difference between conventional meat and cloned meat, where's the fun? We'd partake just for the bragging rights.

 

The Scan

Fertility Fraud Found

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Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People

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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.