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Strangely, He Didn't Dwell on Those Dolly Droppings

Martyn Amos blogs about his recent visit to the Wellcome Collection, the Wellcome Trust's museum of genetically interesting bric-a-brac, such as Charles Darwin's walking stick and droppings from Dolly the sheep (seriously). Martyn says the collection's 120-volume printout of the human genome reminded him that "we're rank amateurs compared to nature in the information storage stakes." Still, he notes, "reading and writing data quickly is another matter."


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.