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Cast a Wider Net

GMP at Academic Jungle is leaving "no funding stone unturned." To keep competitive, GMP has been putting together a three-page white paper to formally pitch a particular project to an agency to which she has never before applied for funding. But before she even arrived at the white-paper writing stage, GMP e-mailed "all program managers in my general area," suggesting a handful of projects she might tackle, "with a paragraph-long writeup for each," she says. From there, one manager solicited a white paper on one of her proposed topics. Researchers must extend the reach of their grant-getting tactics if they wish to find funding right now, GMP says. "In order to keep going, you have to mold yourself to how the funding winds blow," she says.

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.