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Chalk One Up for Scientific Destiny

As part of the Scientiae blog carnival, ScienceWoman writes about how her career goals changed from when she began her PhD -- "I'll either focus on teaching or on research, but I don't want a job where I have to be good at both" -- to now, as an assistant professor. Along the way, she learned that to be at a research-heavy place she'd have to do a few post-docs and move every three years or so, which would be a challenge with her family life. She also found that life as a government scientist was fettered by bureaucracy, and that she likes mentoring students. "It's not exactly what I planned, but I really think it's where I was meant to be," she 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.