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Sygnis CovCheck Kit

Sygnis has launched the CovCheck kit, a PCR-based kit for whole genome amplification coverage to determine the quality and integrity of the amplified DNA. The kit includes 24 different sets of primer pairs each targeting a specific human chromosome and has a 96-well plate format. The product shows a strong correlation between the samples amplified and the real coverage obtained through whole genome sequencing, the company said.

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.