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Sophia Genetics: Kathy Hibbs

Sophia Genetics has named Kathy Hibbs to its board of directors and to its audit committee. Hibbs, the chief legal and regulatory officer at 23andMe, has been chosen for several boards in recent years, including those of Decipher Biosciences and Cadex Genomics. Prior to joining 23andMe, Hibbs served as senior VP and general counsel at Genomic Health.

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.