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Desperately Seeking Closure

Argentina is turning to a DNA database to help identify victims from its "Dirty War" period 1976 and 1983 during which 12,000 people died or "disappeared." According to Britain's Guardian, the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team recently received money to begin to use more sophisticated large-scale DNA sampling and computer software to identify 600 human remains from that time period. Argentine television advertisements are asking for relatives of the missing to give blood to be used for comparison.

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.