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Streaming Science: Keeping Tabs on Your Research

Over at his Bioinformatics Zen blog, Michael Barton writes about setting up streams -- think of them like RSS feeds from a news source -- that report his most recent research activity from Twitter. "Taking this a step further I included feeds for my research tagged Figures on Flickr, my paper bibliography on CiteULike, and discussion of my research on my blog," he writes. You can check out the stream here to see the concept, or visit his blog post for more information as well as the code he used. "Because bioinformatics work is amenable to being displayed, shared, and edited on the web I think that the field should be at the bleeding edge of using Web 2.0 services like this," he says.

 

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.