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Hip Hop Meets Mass Spec: P Diddy's Fur Flap

Mass spec analyses run on supposed "fake fur" in a garment from the Sean John line of hip hop mogul Sean "P Diddy" Combs showed it to be not so fake after all. In fact it was from the skin of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides). Diddy has apologized and Macy's has pulled the offending item. The Humane Society of the United States ran the tests. (Thanks to Kermit Murray for the tip.)

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.