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The Brightest

To come up with its annual list of young innovators, Technology Review says it searches "for people who are tackling important problems in transformative ways." Among those people are Yemi Adesokan, Miriah Meyer, Jeff Hammerbacher, and Andrew Phillips. Adesokan founded a company called Pathogenica that aims to develop sequencing technologies to diagnose infectious disease while Meyer is creating a program for comparative genomics. Hammerbacher, though, is focused on developing Hadoop, open-source database project, to handle vast amounts of data. And Phillips is writing software to aid researchers in designing synthetic microbes.

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.