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Someday Students Will Ask What a 'Paper Trail' Was

Over at Biocurious, PhilipJ blogs about a SciBarCamp gathering at the University of Toronto. The informal meeting brings together an eclectic group of people, he says, and discussed in particular the concept of digital lab notebooks. This system is advantageous because it is "entirely searchable, easily referenced with hyperlinks, [and has] the ability to keep digital images and snippets of code," PhilipJ writes. Plus, they're a heck of a lot more legible than your average scientist's scribbles, he adds.


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.