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Valentine's Day, Ivy League-Style

LoveFest is not going to be quite what someone from the '60s would imagine. It is party to be sure, but one with scientific overtones. Between the bar and the runway (there's a fashion show, too), three Harvard professors will give lectures on scent and attraction, the mind of a mate, and the language of sex, reports the Boston Globe. The party is being thrown by The Zing, a student group that formed to popularize science, to change its staid image to sexy. On participant says, "We set our goal as kind of changing the face of science and making science cool and young and something that people would want to take part in."

The Scan

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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.