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Standards from the Start

At Life as a Healthcare CIO, PGP member John Halamka discusses the standards involved in reporting data on family history and genome sequence in a medical setting. He summarizes the work that's gone on at the PGP so far to get solid standards in place and says that discussions within the group focused heavily on privacy, "since keeping this information confidential per the wishes of the patient is paramount," 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.