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And If the Muzzle Is Too Small, We'll Make It Fit

In case you missed it yesterday, CSHL's James Watson is at it again, letting the insults fly. London's reaction isn't laid back, though:  the city's Science Museum has cancelled a talk Watson was to give, calling his views "beyond the point of acceptable debate." Watson told Britain's Sunday Times that he was "gloomy about the prospects of Africa" because "all our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours — whereas all the testing says not really." Tests? Can we find these published in PubMed if we do a search for “Watson+racist”?

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.