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The Revolutionary

Lee Hood is the 2010 winner of the Kistler Prize that honors people who have, as its website states, helped elucidate "the connection between the human genome and human society." This $100,000 prize was awarded to Hood since his "discoveries have permanently changed the course of biology and revolutionized the understanding of genetics, life, and human health," said the Foundation for the Future, which awards the prize, in a statement. Xconomy notes that past winners include Craig Venter, Richard Dawkins, and Edward O. Wilson.

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.