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According to a new report from the Partnership for a New American Economy, three out of every four patents awarded to a US research institute includes an immigrant inventor, says The New York Times. Most of the patents examined by the foundation — a nonprofit organization founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — dealt with science, technology, engineering, or math, which are drivers of job growth, the Times says. This finding, the organization says, is an argument for immigration reform; foreign-born researchers who train at US universities encounter "daunting or insurmountable immigration hurdles that force them to leave and bring their talents elsewhere," the report says.

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.