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Hungry No More

In a bid for tenure, James Sherley, a biological engineer at MIT, gave up eating. After 12 days, he abandoned his fast that highlighted issues of racism in campus practices. The Boston Globe reports that Sherley lost 20 pounds during his hunger strike. Sherley still does not have tenure and MIT says that decision is final.

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.