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Just Take a Look Around the Room

Are you a nodder, pre-schooler, or grand advertiser? Blogger RPM scoped out the audience at a departmental seminar and came up with a few categories of attendees. The nodder is in total agreement with the speaker; the pre-schooler naps in the back; and the grand advertiser goes on about his own work. See RPM's full list here.

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.