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Myriad Genetics: Rashmi Kumar

Myriad Genetics' board of directors has elected Rashmi Kumar, senior VP and global chief information officer at Hewlett Packard, as its new member and appointed her to the audit and finance committee. With the election of Kumar, Myriad's board now has 12 members. Kumar previously worked at McKesson Corporation as senior VP, chief information officer, and US pharmaceutical and global chief data officer. 

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.