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Linnaeus, Meet the Web

Announcing their plans in May to build an online Encyclopedia of Life, evolutionary biologists hope to create a comprehensive, online catalog of the genome and phylogeny of all known species on the planet. Wired magazine interviews Harvard evolutionary biologist James Hanken, who will lead Harvard's role in rehauling the centuries-old system of Linnaeus (who happens to celebrate his 300th birthday today!).

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.