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Into the Hot Seat

Over at Periodic Tabloid, Tom Tritton has a post about the importance of exposing students to research. "It is an article of faith, especially in higher education, that student participation in research is utterly required for shaping attitudes, appreciation, and understanding of the scientific enterprise," he begins. Tritton goes on to note a program started at Columbia University to have high-school teachers join the labs of university scientists over the summer. "The wonderful result is that the students whose teachers gained research experience do significantly better (10.1 percentage points) in a standardized test of science knowledge ... than the students of non-participating teachers," he writes.

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.