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A Little Bit for You, Some for You, and, Yes, You Too

With its $8.2 billion from the stimulus package nearly in hand, the NIH says the money will mainly fund grant applications they have already received and will supplement existing grants. A smaller portion of the pie will go to funding new "challenge grants" that would award $500,000 a year for two years and be subject to stringent reporting requirements. According to Science Insider, acting director Raynard Kington says that "that NIH would be 'embarrassed' if institutions did not spend the money or boost their local economies."

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.