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Yay, Personalized Med ... Medi ... Ugh, We're Running Out of Steam

This article from VentureBeat says that while we should expect to keep waiting for the much-hyped arrival of personalized medicine, the field has advanced a tiny bit with the FDA's approval this week of a new AIDS drug called Selzentry. Because the drug only works on a specific sub-strain of HIV, it is "one of the first drugs to be paired with a diagnostic test that limits the number of people who can try it, but which also greatly enhances the odds that it will work in those who do," according to reporter David Hamilton.

 

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.