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David Sanchez, Niraj Nagrani, Leila Pourashemi

Ancestry has added David Sanchez, Niraj Nagrani, and Leila Pourhashemi to its product and technology team. Sanchez joins as vice president, DNA product. He is formerly the head of product for Alexa at Amazon Lab126. Nagrani will help lead Ancestry's efforts to strengthen its web, mobile, cloud, and data technology platform and to complete its successful migration to the Amazon Web Services cloud. He was previously senior vice president of platform at American Express. Pourhashemi will be Ancestry's vice president of business operations, and joins the company from Intui.

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.