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This Week in Science: May 18, 2007

Science devotes this week's issue to behavioral science, with several special features. In one, six scientists who left academia for industry are profiled. Another looks at the career opportunities for neuromarketing. Finally, a survey of the job market in public opinion research shows that the field is expanding.

Two papers speak to the fact that both intuitions and emotions can can affect the way we process and understand scientific facts and reasoning.

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute have defined the function of WTX, a tumor suppressor gene that is mutated in Wilms tumor, an inherited kidney cancer. They found that the WTX protein forms a complex with several proteins in the WNT signaling cascade.

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.