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New Choice for NSF

Subra Suresh is the White House's choice to succeed Arden Bement as the director of the National Science Foundation, reports ScienceInsider. Suresh is currently the dean of engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studies nanomaterials, particularly their mechanical properties. ScienceInsider notes that Suresh would be "a rarity at NSF, which has traditionally been led by senior administrators who are no longer active scientists." Bement is stepping down to lead a new research institute at Purdue University.

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.