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It Could Be Right Up There with Christmas and New Year's (or at Least Arbor Day)

Guardian reporter James Randerson has a blog post about a new petition to make Darwin's birthday an official holiday in the UK. "If Darwin is your man," he writes, "then tell Gordon Brown by signing this petition on the Number 10 website." The effort was launched by Ian Roberts of the Watford Area Humanists.

 

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.