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Remembering a Sci Fi Legend

Arthur C. Clarke, best known as the British author of the short story behind the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, died at the age of 90, according to this news story. The author of more than 100 books, Clarke was known as a visionary who conceived of space travel and supercomputing decades before they were actually possible. He left instructions that his funeral include "no religious rites of any kind," according to the story. Clarke's final novel, The Last Theorem, will be published later this year.

 

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.