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The 'Endangered Data' List

Researchers have begun to search for "endangered data" — scientific data that are at risk of being lost, either because they're stored on old media, or because they're held by those who aren't aware of their value, reports Nature News' Linda Nordling. The team aims to search museums and research institutes and build an inventory of "threatened" data, which they plan to publish online in 2012, Nordling says. The project is not only targeting data in old books or pictures, but also stored on magnetic tape and floppy disks, which will make it especially difficult to retrieve, the author adds.

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.