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Last Call for Submissions to Emerging Technology Conference

Today is the last day to submit an idea for a talk at the 2009 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, to be held in March in San Jose, California. The conference will focus on exploring the emerging trends in the technologies that affect our everyday lives, including personalized healthcare, synthetic biology, and others. The submissions will all be reviewed by mid-October, says the post at O'Reilly Radar.

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.