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And the Award Goes to...

Jonathan Eisen awards his second "Genomics by Press Release" award to Leiden University for its announcement that it sequenced the first "female" genome. The Dutch scientists said they sequenced the DNA of Marjolein Kriek, a geneticist at the university. Eisen, along with Larry Moran, are waiting for the data to be analyzed, peer-reviewed, and published in a journal. "Congratulations to Leiden University for showing us how science should not be done and how science journalism is taking over from peer review publication," blogs Moran.

 

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.