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Do-Over on a Questionable Experiment

Marc Hauser, the Harvard researcher found to be responsible for eight counts of misconduct in his lab, has redone one of his experiments in an attempt to show that his original data was correct, says The Boston Globe's Carolyn Johnson. The paper — published in Science in 2007 — was one of three papers published by Hauser in Science to be called into question, but the journal has said that the new data collected by Hauser and a colleague confirm the original findings, Johnson says. However, Science stresses that the new data bears only on the 2007 experiment and subsequent paper, not on any other of Hauser's work that may also have been questioned.

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.