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Teen Tackles Commercial Liquid-Handling Costs

Popular Science last month named 13-year-old Gabriel See one of the top 10 high-school inventors in the US, despite the fact that he's technically attending junior high, The Seattle Times' Katherine Long says. With "occasional help" from the University of Washington's Herbert Sauro, See "built a prototype model of a robot that could disperse small amounts of fluid into a plate of 96 wells" in 2009, which earned his team a silver medal at that year's iGEM synthetic biology competition. He was 11 years old at the time. Popular Science says that although "See still has to learn to drive and to go to prom … he's already hoping to study computational biology at MIT."

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.