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Speaking Up for Science

The newly elected governor-to-be of Louisiana is one example of a conservative politician who is anti-science, writes Steven Salzberg. Bobby Jindal, also the first Indian-American elected governor, favors teaching intelligent design in Louisiana schools. Salzberg is calling for conservatives out there to speak up for science. "Does 'conservative' mean 'anti-education' or even 'anti-knowledge?'" he asks.

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.