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Venter a Go Go

With all the brouhaha over Craig Venter's (!) diploid (!) human (!) genome, we mostly heard other people's reactions to the sequence data. So it's time to give J. Craig a moment or two of his own. Follow this link for a Q&A with Venter published in the international edition of Newsweek. And this link will take you to CNN, where Venter blogs about his own genome.


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.