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Not Just Home to Hipsters Anymore

In an effort to wean the city off its dependence on Wall Street, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is bringing the biotechnology industry to Brooklyn. The first tenant in the old Brooklyn Army Terminal, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, is to open its laboratory today. The city has spent $35 million to build or renovate the space for office and labs and has pledged an additional $48 million. In Manhattan, the East River Science Park is also under construction.

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.