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Easier to Stay

Two new bills have been introduced in the US Senate that would make it easier for foreign students studying science, technology, engineering, and math to stay in the US after they graduate, reports ScienceInsider. One bill, introduced by John Cornyn (R-Tex.) would allow graduates from institutions receiving $5 million or more in federal research funding to claim permanent residency, while the other bill, from Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), world create a new type of visa for STEM graduate students, which could translate into a green card when they find a job. ScienceInsider notes that similar bills were introduced last year, though did not move forward. "We haven't seen any evidence that they are getting ready to move [a bill]," says Barry Toiv from the Association of American Universities. "But what's important right now is less the details than that Congress may finally be trying to address the issue."

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.