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Not Just Growing Old, But Growing Old and Healthy

Included in this past weekend’s issue of the New York Times Magazine is a series of questions and answers with Lenny Guarente and Robert Butler. They discuss aging’s links to calorie restriction, resveratrol, and Alzheimer’s disease. They clarify, though, that they are not about increasing human life expectancy—they aim to expand the healthy years of that lifespan.

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.