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Now Other People Can Help You Misdiagnose Your Symptoms

Over at bbgm, blogger Deepak Singh points to iMedix, a health search and social networking site that helps users find and share health information. He interviewed one of the company's founders, and has some positive things to say about the future of their business (which has been called 'WebMD Meets Facebook'). They face limitations, Singh says, but "in general it seems that the amount of interaction between users of the site is very encouraging. The real challenge will be to see how much the social layer results in improved results, especially for less common conditions."

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.