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Best New Slogan They Never Meant

Keith Robison has a humorous post on the increasing catchiness of the former nerds-only term "DNA." Any number of companies have started referring to things as being in their DNA, which leads Robison to wonder just what they mean by that. Are they suggesting, he asks, that they have a lot of redundancy, or that "a lot of pieces of the organization resemble decayed portions of other pieces of our organization"? Definitely check it out -- it'll make you laugh.

 

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.