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Brace Yourselves: The 1,000 Genomes Project Is Underway

Washington University's David Dooling blogs that the school's genome center kicks off its work for the 1,000 Genomes Project this week. "This project, which aims to create a much deeper understanding of normal human variation, will begin by sequencing DNA from the well-characterized samples of the HapMap Project," he writes. Dooling also describes the three pilot projects planned for the effort, "each of which will generate an unprecedented amount of genomic information," he says.


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.