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Getting in the Door

A report from the National Science Foundation says that women who apply for tenure-track slots in math and science have a small edge over their male counterparts, but, as Scientific American points out, that's only for the women who apply. The study finds that though women are 32 percent of new PhDs, they only make up 18 percent of tenure-track applicants. And for those women who do become tenured faculty, they make about eight percent less than their male colleagues. "There are still big problems facing women in the science, technology and engineering fields," Phoebe Leboy, president of the Association for Women in Science, tells Sciam.

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.