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Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital plans to collect blood from patients for genetic analysis and then that information will be deposited into a database alongside the patients' medical histories, reports Technology Review. A pilot project of 600 patients will launch in the fall to "determine how willing people are to enroll in the project, the level of genetic counseling needed to explain the project to potential participants, and how to minimize disruption to physicians' work flow and patients' visits," the article says.

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.