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Biomarker Strategies: Greg Bertenshaw

Biomarker Strategies has promoted Greg Bertenshaw to the position of chief operating and science officer. Bertenshaw was formerly vice president of R&D and director of R&D for the company, which he joined in 2011 as a senior scientist. Bertenshaw has also previously served as director of new technology for Correlogic Systems, and as a scientist and director of science for Clearant. He holds a PhD in biochemistry and molecular biology from Penn State University College of Medicine.

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.