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Senators Propose Green Cards for STEM Grads

Inside Higher Ed reports on a bipartisan immigration reform plan proposed by Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), which would grant green cards to science, technology, engineering, and math students from outside the US who receive a doctoral or master's degree here. In a Washington Post editorial, Schumer and Graham say, "Ensuring economic prosperity requires attracting the world's best and brightest. It makes no sense to educate the world's future inventors and entrepreneurs and then force them to leave when they are able to contribute to our economy."

Inside Higher Ed acknowledges the hurdles this plan will surely face, but says that "the involvement of a leading Republican in the plan gave some hope that this one might receive more consideration."

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.