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Now Here's a Step Toward the Linux-Microsoft Detente

An article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer says that Microsoft "put a new twist into its rivalry with open-source software Monday by getting specific about one of its most controversial claims -- saying that Linux and other free programs violate 235 of its patents." The article makes clear, however, that the software giant did not say it was considering legal action.

Note to Bill: The wisdom is to keep your enemies closer. Not angry.


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.