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Charlie Slacik

Quidel has elected Charlie Slacik to its board of directors, expanding the company's board membership to eight. Slacik currently serves a member of the board and audit committee at Sequenom. From October 2006 until June 2011, he served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer for Beckman Coulter, after which the company was bought by Danaher. 

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.