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Jonathan Wygant and Carla Flakne

Alere has appointed Jonathan Wygant as its chief accounting officer. Carla Flakne, Wygant's predecessor, retired from the position on March 31. Wygant comes to Alere from CareFusion, where he has held numerous executive positions, including senior vice president, controller, chief accounting officer, vice president of finance, assistant controller, and director of finance. Before CareFusion spun-off from Cardinal Health, Wygant served as Cardinal Health's director of finance for clinical and medical products.

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.