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Panhandling at Its Best

Next time you negotiate for a raise, consider this: over the past six years, the University of Washington has been logging donations "at the eye-popping clip of $1 million every 29 hours," according to this article in the Seattle Times. UW's goal was to reach $2 billion, and it is expected to announce that it hit its mark a year and a half ahead of time.

We don't know about you, but we think that deserves a "wowza!"


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.