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RIP, Intelligent Design

You would expect Richard Dawkins to attack intelligent design advocate Michael Behe's latest book with something approaching glee, but this New York Times review finds Dawkins in the position of having to kick someone while he's down.

Make no mistake: the review rakes Behe and his theories over the coals. But Dawkins suggests that reading the second book actually made him feel sorry for Behe, who was recently disowned by his academic department. "Trapped along a false path of his own rather unintelligent design, Behe has left himself no escape. Poster boy of creationists everywhere, he has cut himself adrift from the world of real science," he writes.

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.