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It'll Be the Smartest Playpen Around

ScienceWoman proposes some suggestions for employers of scientists, conference organizers, and the attendees to make it easier for parent-scientists (or people taking care of an elderly relative) to attend conferences. She suggests that employer pay some of the childcare cost incurred due to travel for work, that conference organizers at the very least have a list of nearby licensed daycare providers, and for people attending conferences to not be afraid to ask about childcare.

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.