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Overheard at the Dinner Table: Make It Public! Keep It Private!

Over at her Discovering Biology in a Digital World blog, Sandra Porter's latest post outlines the growing tension between open access and genetic privacy. While the community in general endorses open access, it may be a difficult challenge to reconcile that goal with keeping genomic information private, she says. What happens when one person makes his genome publicly available, but the family members who share parts of that person's DNA don't consent?

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.