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The Lilt of Scientists' Laughter

If you've got a long drive ahead of you (or an experiment with some decent turnaround time), check out this podcast from Futures in Biotech. Panelists include Drew Endy, Ed DeLong, Lee Hood, and John Bergeron. Marc Pelletier hosts the conversation, which spans metagenomics, proteomics, synthetic genomics, and more.

 

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.