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Ah, Grant Review

Have strong feelings on the NIH grant review process? Well, here's your chance to sound off and vent your frustrations with a reader poll over at DrugMonkey's place. The purpose of the poll is to determine whether the number of summary statements and the review service changes the way researchers view the alleged flaws in the review process. If you've got a bone to pick because, for example, a really high percentage of your applications have received seriously flawed reviews, let your voice be heard so that maybe, just maybe, things might be better for the next generation of investigators.

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.