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We Find That Tossing It Out The Window is Cathartic

Thomas Mailund is getting a bit fed up with Linux -- he has an Ubuntu Linux laptop. He says that he's used to having Linux problems when he fills up his RAM but now he writes, "It seems to me that whenever I start a memory intensive job, the very next thing I do is to reboot it using the power button." Some of his commenters suggest that he run the memtest utility, check the memory fetches in his software, and take a look at the distribution he's using to get to the bottom of the problem.

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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.