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What Is Personalized Medicine? For This Guy, It's Being Happy as a Vegan

If nothing else, George Church's Personal Genome Project has spawned some blogging careers. In his latest post, PGP participant John Halamka details what has happened so far in the project, including finding out that he has increased risk of coronary artery disease. He also ponders the meaning of personalized medicine, broadening the definition to cover "a lifetime transportable medical record that follows the patient everywhere" as well as "coordination of care among providers, payers, pharmacies and labs, respecting patient privacy preferences."

 

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.