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Boomers, Don't Worry About Going Blind

A £4 million donation from an anonymous private US donor will allow scientists to hunt for a surgical cure for age-related macular degeneration using human embryonic stem cells. The London Project to Cure AMD is a collaboration between the University College London Institute of Ophthalmology, Moorfields Eye Hospital, and the University of Sheffield. It will be open access, completely available to scientists and clinicians worldwide. GTO wonders, though, who is this anonymous donor?

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.