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Jason Poole

Jason Poole has joined Biocept as senior director for molecular assay development. He previously was director of R&D at Trovagene and prior to that worked at EMD Millipore and Nanogen. His experience in clinical assay development includes experience in next-generation sequencing, quantitative PCR, and in vitro cell analysis.

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.