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Keep It Short and Sweet

Writedit at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship notes that the new short NIH application format is out. Applications turned in on January 25, 2010, or later, will have a new format and a shorter page limit and a. Writedit lists the major changes in her post, and those include a one-page introduction, a six or 12-page research strategy section, a biosketch limited to 15 publications, among others. DrugMonkey also goes over the new format. "I'll be honest with you DearReader, I have not really considered very carefully how I am going to approach my grants under the new page limits. I've written 15 pagers before but those were just scale-downs of the usual 25 page description of the research plan," he writes.

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.