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In the Grand Scheme of Things, This Feels Like Progress

The Guardian reports on a UK survey finding that 29 percent of teachers believe creationism should be taught in science classes -- and 18 percent of science teachers in particular thought creationism should be presented on equal footing with evolution. "Nearly 50% of the respondents said they believed that excluding alternatives to evolution was counter-productive and would alienate pupils from science," 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.