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Venter and Collins: Forever Together. At Award Ceremonies, Anyway

Among the winners of this year's National Medal of Science and National Medal of Technology and Innovation awards are Francis Collins and Craig Venter for their work to sequence the human genome, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Other science medal winners include Rockefeller University's Elaine Fuchs and MIT's JoAnne Stubbe. "These scientists, engineers and inventors are national icons, embodying the very best of American ingenuity and inspiring a new generation of thinkers and innovators," President Obama said in a statement.

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.