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In Case All Your Programming Lately Has Been Staid

Over at Omics! Omics!, Keith Robison blogs about the dynamic programming alignment algorithm and why all bioinformatics programmers should write one. "It's great practice & nothing illustrates an algorithm like trying to implement it," he writes. Plus, he adds, you'll learn about yourself as a programmer, because the myriad choices you make in your own implementation tell a lot about your priorities.

 

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.