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908 Devices: Steve Davenport

908 Devices, a developer of miniature mass spectrometers for chemical and biomolecular analysis, has appointed Steve Davenport as vice president of commercial sales.  Davenport previously worked in the life sciences division at Sartorius. He has also previously held sales positions at Amersham Pharmacia Biotech (now Cytiva); Molecular Devices (now Danaher); and ProteinSimple (now Bio-Techne).

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.