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More Jobs

The healthcare sector in the US added just more than 30,000 jobs last month, reports The Wall Street Journal's Health Blog. The overall economy added 243,000 jobs. However, the blog notes that the data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks the numbers down by facility type, not job description. "For example, the report shows that hospitals added 12,700 jobs, but doesn't say whether those were nursing, IT, or cafeteria positions," it says.

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.