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Even Citation Counts Bring the Human Genome Papers to a Tie

Steven Salzberg has come up with his list of the top 10 genome papers ever published. To make the roundup objective, he chose to rank papers based on the number of citations they've gotten (acknowledging that this measure leads to a bias toward older papers). The results were split evenly in journals -- five from Science, five from Nature -- and "include 5 bacteria, 3 model organisms, and the two human genome papers right at the top," he writes. Funnily enough, ISI citations listed the public consortium's human genome as first, while Google Scholar ranked the Venter group's paper first.


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.