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Thanks, But No Thanks

Blue Lab Coats' DrdrA was invited to give a talk at a meeting that is peripherally related to her work, so she decided to just attend that one day -- until she learned that the $700 registration fee isn't waived for speakers. "So, now I'm thinking to myself - giving a talk at a meeting is always a great thing on the CV… but wait a minute…  a.  DrDrA you do not yet have a grant, b.  $700 could buy a lot of TAQ polymerase, c. $700 is one heck of a lot ... to pay to give a 15 minute talk," Drdr A 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.