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Don't Miss the Trolleys

The AAAS annual meeting kicks off today in
San Francisco
with an address by President John Holdren, who is director of the Woods Hole Research Center and a professor at Harvard as well. The meeting lasts five days, and this year's theme is "Science and Technology for Sustainable Well-Being."

The conference brings together an interdisciplinary motherload of scientists, engineers, and technologists for lectures on topics ranging from climate change to nanotechnology HIV.  Google’s Larry Page will be there to give a plenary lecture on Friday night, as will the team from the infamous Annals of Improbable Research.

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.