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Finding the Beat of Your Own Drummer

Now that summer's here and she's got some free time, Jane at See Jane Compute has been thinking about the idea of transparency in teaching. She poses a discussion question at her blog: How "transparent" are you in your teaching? Do you explain everything up front or allow more time for students to discover things on their own. What kinds of approaches do you use for different students, and how does each pan out?

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.