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Alan Schafer

14M Genomics appointed Alan Schafer its CEO. He was previously CEO of Population Genetics Technologies, and before that he was the director of science funding at Wellcome Trust. Prior to that, Schafer was global vice president of technology development at GlaxoSmithKline, and was a co-founder of Hexagen.

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.