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They Serve the Coffee There for a Reason

Suzanne at Bitesize Bio reminds readers that exhibit halls are more than just places to collect free notepads and magnets. She says spending time with vendors can be "a rewarding experience" for many reasons, including offering product feedback to R&D scientists or getting technical advice about an instrument. And if that doesn't motivate you, consider this: exhibit halls are great places to make contacts and "open the door to job opportunities," Suzanne adds.

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.