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To Each Its Own

Peter Suber at the Open Access News site reports that a US group of librarians, publishers, and others known as the Scholarly Publishing Roundtable released recommendations for open access in publicly funded research. The group "stops short of calling for an OA mandate," the article says, but encourages each funding agency to implement some sort of public access policy. The article lists the group's eight recommendations, which include establishing "specific embargo periods between publication and public access" and addressing the challenges of long-term digital storage.

Meanwhile, Jonathan Eisen's looking for suggestions for an open access discussion he'll be chairing.

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.