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A Researcher Takes on a Biostatistician

In a YouTube animation, user JavaMama926 depicts hypothetical conversation between an investigator and a biostatistician and says that "this is what happens when two people are speaking different research languages." Watch their expertise and opinions collide — and frustrations emerge — as the researcher approaches the statistician to see whether his proposed patient sample size is adequate for a drug effectiveness trial as his grant deadline looms:

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.