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The Wave-Makers

The folks over at FierceBiotech and FiercePharma have put together a list of 25 people who wield influence over biopharma. The list includes a Wall Street analyst, CEOs, and an assistant attorney general. Prominently figured on the list are NIH Director Francis Collins (He created a new transitional medicine center and "got it funded to the tune of $575 million."), Craig Venter (He has "boldness and imagination."), and Roche's Severin Schwan (He is a "difference maker in the business of targeted cancer drugs.") The list also mentions influential figures like University of California, San Francisco chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellmann, Andrew Dillon at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, and Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

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.