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Pretty as a Picture

Bala at Bitesize Bio reviews "three of the best" genome viewers/editors. Here's how they stack up, according to the post: Sanger's Artemis can be finicky, but it lets you change the sequence annotations and features and can be run either on- or offline. Apollo from the Gmod project is similar, but less user-friendly. Finally, the NCBI Genome Workbench has a bunch of great tools (a zoomable graphics mode, different ways of viewing sequences, among others) but is clunky.

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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.