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Plus, There's No Emoticon for 'Eureka!'

Social networks for scientists generally "make two assumptions that doom them to failure," says David Crotty, the Executive Editor of CSH Protocols, at Scholarly Kitchen. And those assumptions are that researchers network and communicate openly with others in their field constantly. However, as Crotty says: "Scientists tend to have fairly small trusted circles, and opinions (at least negative ones) are only expressed within these small groups." Crotty follows that post up with one noting that NIH is funding $12.2 million project to develop a "Facebook for scientists." "If there's any hope for success for such a network, the NIH is probably the best bet as the host and organizer," he says.

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.