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If It Seems Too Good to Be True…

At Terra Sigillata, Abel Pharmboy wonders what it means for a department to have a 100 percent tenure-granting rate. Are the department's standards too low? Or are underperforming faculty headed off early to non-tenure track positions or another workplace? "So, would a 100% tenure-award rate always mean that a department's evaluation standards were substandard?" asks Abel Pharmboy.

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.