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Mike Harkins, Katherine Atkinson

Edico Genome has named Mike Harkins as vice president of sales and Katherine Atkinson as VP of business development. Together, they will seek to expand the global market for the DRAGEN bio IT platform, the company said. Harkins previously led bioproduction sales at Thermo Fisher Scientific, while Atkinson most recently was commercial director of global channel partners for Illumina.

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.