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Afterward, You Might Need a Vacation From Science

The NYT travel section calls Boston a town for science lovers. "If you're the kind of person whose idea of fun is probing the structure of DNA or designing a faster toy bobsled, Boston is an inspiring place to spend a few days." Some places to put on your itinerary are the MIT Museum, the Boston Museum of Science, Massachusetts General Hospital, and various museums of Harvard University. And, if you just want to chill geek-style, there are plenty of bars and restaurants, like MIT hangout and Chinese restaurant Mary Chung, that are "packed with nerds," says Eran Egozy, co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems, the video game developer Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

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.