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DNA Fingerprinting at Work

According to the Washington Post, FBI investigators used DNA fingerprinting to analyze the 2001 anthrax samples and to trace them back to their original lab. The investigators identified unique sections of the anthrax genome and worked their way back to Fort Detrick. The Washington Post points out that it is unclear how the federal investigators went from examining anthrax DNA to Bruce Ivins, the researcher who committed suicide last week, as a number of other scientists in the lab also had access to the samples.

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.