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Lending a Helping Hand

The Compact for Faculty Diversity's annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring offers grad students working toward their PhDs the chance to speak with established researchers, connect with future employers, and obtain valuable advice, says The Chronicle of Higher Education's Audrey Williams June. This year's event, held in Tampa last week, offered more than 1,000 PhD students the opportunity to do just that. The institute's goal is to increase the number of minority students who earn PhDs and become faculty members, June adds. The compact includes the Southern Regional Education Board, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.

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.