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Science is My Favorite Subject

You know you've made it when the science you've pioneered is breaking into the high school curriculum. This article from the New York Times reports on the Intel Science Talent Search, a national high school science fair held this week. Winner Mary Masterman built a spectrograh for $300, and another contestant who placed in the top five contributed a study of microRNAs.


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.