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"Researchers at Work"

The New York Times reviews a new addition to the Darwin Center at the Natural History Museum in London, saying there is "something daring, almost provocative, about the Cocoon." The new exhibition space is, indeed, a cocoon-like structure eight stories tall and, in it, the Times says the museum "humanizes scientific research, stressing that it is an inquiry conducted by curious individuals who undertake strenuous labors before reaching insight." The review adds is taken a bit far and the exhibit becomes "creepy" when the visitors can watch museum researchers at work through a window. The review concludes that "what the Cocoon fully succeeds in doing is teaching us that the collections found in the museum's older halls are themselves reflections of curiosity, compulsion and analysis, that they were laid out because of arguments being made."

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.