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A Gold Star

In The Scientist, Jeff Akst writes that NIH reviewers who have participated in funding rounds since the shorter applications and new guidelines were put into place are generally happy with the changes. "I think it's an improvement over the old system, but I think there is a learning curve and until everyone recalibrates there may be a period of confusion," says Karin Rodland at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Writedit at Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship adds that, based on the summary statements, she is pleased. “I especially like the ability (or perhaps increased tendency) of reviewers to comment directly on the advisability of resubmission. And I’m happy with the way SROs are preparing the Resume & Summary of Discussion paragraphs as well,” she writes. “I like the short applications. I like the reviews. The paylines, not so much.”

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.