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Like a Bad Penny, It Keeps Popping Up

Many of the academic freedom bills filling the state legislatures in the US ask that the "strengths and weaknesses" of evolution be taught. One state in particular, Texas, will have a broader impact on science education in the US since it is one of the biggest buyers of textbooks in the country and publishers don't like to make different versions for different states, according to the New York Times. Don McLeroy, the chairman of the state education board who believes the Earth is thousands of years old and doesn't think evolution occurs, tells the paper that the phrase is not "subterfuge for bringing in creationism."

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.