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Looking for Origins

The Genetic Genealogist, Blaine Bettinger, was on hand to hear Spencer Wells, the director of the Genographic Project, speak. In his blog post on the event, Bettigner recounts that the project is nearly halfway completed and has collected 41,000 samples from indigenous populations and 270,000 kits have been bought by the public. Bettigner also notes that a new paper from the project on the genetic ancestry of the Tubou people of northern Chad will soon be out.

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.