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It's Nicer Looking Than Any Grad Student Lounge We've Seen

PZ Myers points graduate students and postdocs to a new social networking place where they can discuss their goals and plights. The Graduate Junction was started by two University of Durham researchers, Daniel Colegate and Esther Dingley, who were "frustrated by a feeling of isolation in [their] research projects." A sample profile on their site looks like this.

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.