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Trust Us, Don’t Drink the Beer if it Glows

Temple University scientists engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae to detect DNT, a residue that accompanies TNT. By coupling part of the rat olfactory signaling pathway that can detect DNT to green fluorescent protein, they engineered the yeast to be a biosensor, the researchers report in this week’s online early edition of Nature Chemical Biology.

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.