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When in Doubt, Do a Wash

At Bitesize Bio, blogger Suzanne gives some tips for getting lots of pure double-stranded DNA from a gel extraction. Her 10 suggestions include trimming off as much of the agarose gel as possible and minimizing the DNA's exposure to UV light or, instead, using methylene blue or crystal violet stains. For commercial silica spin kits, she advises heating the elution buffer and using the good ethanol.

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.