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The Worst Stem Cell of All

New York Times reports on a project set to kick off in the next few months in which three medical research centers -- the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Baylor College of Medicine -- will begin testing patients for the presence of cancerous stem cells to see if there's hope for therapeutically targeting them in the future. According to the article, detractors say that the theory of cancerous stem cells has yet to be proven and is not backed by scientific evidence.

 

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.