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Making Something out of Nothing?

A lab technician and blogger writes about "reading into" a principal investigator's choice of which lab member attends invitation-only meetings. "Not being a PI, I can only assume what the rationale might be behind the decision to involve a certain trainee over another in a certain process," the author writes. "I would guess that you have the person with the best writing skills help you write your grants; the person with the most critical eye for data help you review papers; the person closest to going on the TT [tenure track] market with you to small, network-y meetings." The blogger contemplates whether lab trainees should interpret the PI's decision as a reflection of their aptitude. "Or am I over-interpreting that?" the blogger asks.

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.