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Modeling CNVs

In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of Cambridge researchers report that by taking a look at copy number variation classifications in a subset of HapMap data along with familial information, they could model the CNVs on each chromosome and estimate the false-positive classifications. "By taking account of chromosome-specific copy number changes, this model and other similar approaches are vital if we are to obtain better insights into the extent and role of CNV in the genome," write the authors.

 

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.