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New Products: BioMerieux's New VIDAS system

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BioMérieux this week launched its new VIDAS 3 automated immunoassay system.

The product is the newest version of the VIDAS platform. It uses the same reagents as the earlier instruments and performs the full 98-test menu but offers increased automation and greater traceability, the company said in a statement.

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.