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Under the Watchful Eye

The US Justice Department is investigating hiring practices at tech and biotech companies, including Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Genentech, says the New York Times. The antitrust investigation is looking into whether there is a gentleman's agreement among the companies to not actively recruit each other's employees. "Most companies have a hands-off list," says Ken Perluss, a former director for talent acquisition at Yahoo.

TechCrunch says the Justice Department has it all wrong. "Stealing employees from each other is a way of life for tech companies. Silicon Valley is one of the most competitive employment markets in the country—for CEOs and VPS to engineers," Erick Schonfeld writes.

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.