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Top 10 Innovations for 2008

Bitesize Bio's Nick points readers to The Scientist magazine's list of the top 10 innovations in the life sciences in 2008. While you have to subscribe to view the list in its entirety, Nick rounds up the highlights:  an in vivo multispectral imaging system that can view molecular movement in small animals in nearly real time; a Fucci (fluorescent ubiquitination-based cell cycle indicator)-based system for real-time, in vivo imaging of the cell cycle; a service for ordering customized zinc finger proteins; and next-gen sequencing that allows for mapping a human genome for less than $60,000.

 

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.