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Is $10,000 Significant?

The US National Institutes of Health announced that it is seeking comments on whether or not it should tighten conflict-of-interest standards for researchers receiving NIH grants, reports Science Insider. According to the Federal Register (PDF), NIH is particularly interested in hearing about expanding the scope of regulation and disclosure, how a "significant financial interest" should be defined, and how to identify and manage institutional-level conflict. Comment deadline is July 7.

The Scan

Could Cost Billions

NBC News reports that the new Alzheimer's disease drug from Biogen could cost Medicare in the US billions of dollars.

Not Quite Sent

The Biden Administration likely won't meet its goal of sending 80 million SARS-CoV-2 vaccine doses abroad by the end of the month, according to the Washington Post.

DTC Regulation Proposals

A new report calls on UK policymakers to review direct-to-consumer genetic testing regulations, the Independent reports.

PNAS Papers on Mosquito MicroRNAs, Acute Kidney Injury, Trichothiodystrophy

In PNAS this week: microRNAs involved in Aedes aegypti reproduction, proximal tubule cell response to kidney injury, and more.