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Hey, the Girl Scouts Have Been Successful with the Door-to-Door Plan

The Washington Post offers an article that will surprise absolutely none of GTO's readers: the NIH funding crunch is heading for full-blown crisis, according to scientists quoted in the story. Roger Kornberg from Stanford tells the Post that his own groundbreaking work in the '70s -- the research that earned him the Nobel Prize -- would very likely not be funded through NIH today.


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.