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Lucky Lasker Winners

The Boston Globe is delighted to report that Massachusetts scientists Victor Ambros and Gary Ruvkun are among the winners of the Lasker Award this year. Ambros, Ruvkun, and David Baulcombe at the University of Cambridge were jointly honored with the prize for their discovery of microRNAs.

Of course, not all awardees are from Massachusetts. For a complete list of Lasker winners this year, check out the official website.

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.