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In the Doghouse

A Senate panel has some harsh words for the National Science Foundation, stemming from its handling of the Internet porn scandal. A report accompanying the bill that includes NSF's 2010 budget, approved last week, points out "systemic workforce management problems" that led to "a hostile work environment," reports Science Insider. The appropriations committee also directs NSF to examine how it monitors large grants given to new awardees.

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.