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Simplifying a finite difference sum that represents a model posterior to avoid numerical issues.

Problem Is it possible to simplify/rewrite the following expression, preferably without explicit sums, such that it can be computed without numerical issues when the $n_*$ are in the range of ...
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Sum involving binomial coefficients

I have the following sum $\sum_{j=1}^K {K \choose j} (-1)^{j+1}/j$. Now I can write this as the integral $\int_{-1}^0 \frac{(1+x)^K - 1}{x} dx$. However, I wonder whether there is a closed form ...