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The Rest Is Noise

Over at In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe writes about running successful experiments by "knowing what you can afford not to worry about." Fixating on potential problems at every step of a project will mean losing focus on what's really important. "You need to understand enough to know which parts are crucial and which parts aren’t," Lowe writes. That way you can micromanage the parts that will have an effect on the outcome, while saving yourself the angst of things that won't really make a difference anyway.


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.