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Nobel Laureate Flexes Artistic Muscle

Nobel Laureate Walter Gilbert — lauded for his contributions to DNA sequencing — "now works with a computer and camera instead of test tubes and chemicals," according to Sara Appel-Lennon at La Jolla Light. Gilbert, now an accomplished digital photographer, has put on 29 solo exhibitions over the last eight years. He told the weekly that "science and art unleash creative impulses — a desire to find new things about the world. Both require risk and experimentation. Both scientists and artists enjoy seeking what's new and different." Gilbert will exhibit his artwork on Sept. 4 as part of Art San Diego.

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.