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That's Pretty Good for People Who Don't Believe in Evolution

Over at Ars Technica, John Timmer reports on the results of a poll from the Scientists and Engineers for America, which found that "the US public is strongly in favor of addressing many of the country's problems through scientific innovation." More than 70 percent of respondents said they would support presidential candidates who endorse federal funding of scientific research. In general, Timmer writes, respondents who identified themselves as Republicans were less likely to favor scientific research funding than those who said they were Democrats; however, in most topics, the difference wasn't enormous.


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.