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RevoluGen: John Chisholm

RevoluGen has appointed John Chisholm as non-executive chairman. Chisholm was most recently executive chairman of Genomics England where he oversaw the 100,000 Genome Project. RevoluGen said that Chisholm will lend his expertise to the development of the company's business including optimizing applications for its Fire Monkey/Fire Flower high-molecular-weight DNA sample prep products.

The Scan

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Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today.

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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.