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No Skipping Lectures

Jonathan Eisen posts the letter he received about the University of California's furlough plan on his blog. Professors are being told to not take a furlough day on a teaching day. The UC's Interim Provost Lawrence Pitts writes: "Asking the faculty to carry a full teaching load during furloughs is a large request, but in my mind is justified by the University's paramount teaching mission." Eisen writes that the debate on his campus has centered on whether there should be teaching-related "consequences" to the furlough and he says that's not a good move politically. Science Insider adds that UC students are already paying more — fees went up by 9.3 percent — and are getting less.

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.