Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

What About an A for Affordable?

In Wired there's a story focusing on Lee Hood's plan for revamping the healthcare system. Changing medical practice to be more predictive, preventive, personalized, and participatory is the goal, and the Institute for Systems Biology is developing the diagnostics and technology to make it happen. "The goal is to shift medicine from treating illness to managing health, saving money and lives along the way," says the article. Defining disease, data security, and training both doctors and patients to use and understand the technology and new choices will be a few of the challenges, says Hood.

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.