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WuXi PharmaTech's Genome Center

WuXi PharmaTech's Genome Center is now offering analysis services from NextCode Health, a bioinformatics company in Cambridge, Mass., which will provide population-scale genome analysis. NextCode will work with the WuXi Genome Center to process sequence data from WuXi's customers and produce a report discussing the medical implications.

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.