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Like Math Being the Universal Language

Dan at Bitesize Bio is reading the late Arthur Kornberg's book, For the Love of Enzymes. One section of the book includes a discussion of NIH policy decisions that were successful, including the decision to not consider politics or geography in awarding grants and how that "international spirit" in turn helped the US. Dan writes, "It also probably was the impetus for the view commonly held today, that science is a unifying and globalizing enterprise."

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.