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The Day is Nigh

Science Commons, SPARC, and ARL jointly released a white paper to help universities' policymakers navigate copyright issues in complying with NIH Public Access Policy, which takes effect April 7. The 23-page document covers six options for copyright management, including relying on the authors to manage copyright, restricting NIH-funded researchers to publishing in journals with binding depositing agreements with NIH, entering into a side agreement with NIH-funded researcher, and more. In a press release, ARL's Karla Hahn says, "The new NIH requirement should accelerate ongoing efforts to establish norms for authors to routinely retain rights to deposit works in local as well as national digital repositories."

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.