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Party On, Postdocs

The National Postdoctoral Association has declared September 20 through 24 "National Postdoc Appreciation Week" as part of the organization's effort "to increase awareness and appreciation of postdocs' contributions to US research." Institutions across the country have planned events — coffee breaks, barbeques, and happy hours, to name a few — to "recognize the significant contributions that postdocs make to scientific discovery," according to the NPA. The National Institutes of Health is also heeding the NPA's call to celebrate its postdoctoral and clinical fellows this week with a variety of activities, including "Postdoc Night" at a Washington Nationals baseball game and trivia challenges for postdocs and their PIs. A complete list of the scheduled events, listed by state, city, and institution, can be accessed here.

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.