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Join the Genealogy Revolution

Blaine Bettinger is awaiting the "genetic genealogy revolution."  In his blog, he says that a new paper from the American Journal of Human Genetics takes the first steps toward that goal. Researchers led by Stephen Guthery studied SNPs in four different American populations and found that one population, African-Americans, had common SNPs that were not frequently found in the other populations.

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.