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Uncertain or Uninformed?

Pointing to a recent NPR story, Eye on DNA's Hsien-Hsien Lei says that ambiguous genetic test results do occur and that as more people without family history of disease take genetic tests, the rate of ambiguous test results will rise. Ambiguous results, she says, can be due to uncertainty in the role of their polymorphism in disease or due to inaccurate tests. What's really up in the air, though, is whether ambiguous results are preferable to no results.

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.