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Bo Fever

The Brisbane Times discusses how well geneticists know Portuguese water dogs, the breed of dog recently adopted by the Obama family. All water dogs descend from a small founding group of dogs (population 30) from the 1930s, says the article, and, along the way, the breed has been used in genetic studies. The Georgie Project, started by University of Utah geneticist Gordon Lark after his dog Georgie died, asks owners to send blood samples, pedigree lines, X-ray, and even the bodies of the pets once they die for future study.

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.