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That's Gonna Be a Whole Lot of Spit

This article from the Connecticut Post reports on the Methuselah Project, Jonathan Rothberg's latest initiative. Hosted through his Rothberg Institute for Childhood Disease, the project invites people who are at least 95 years old and in good health to send in sputum samples so that scientists can interrogate their genomes in the hopes of finding the genetic basis for longevity. According to the article, Rothberg is shooting to get samples from at least 100 people.

 

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.