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Women in the Lab

Around the blogosphere (Janet Stemwedel gives a quick round-up here), science bloggers are discussing whether women are accepted and taken seriously as scientists. Among the many issues that have cropped up is that women are not always taken seriously, particularly if they are feminine in dress or mannerisms -- though also if they are not. "The problem, you see, is that women aren't really allowed to be ANYTHING in science," Zuska writes. That, Stemwedel adds, is what they are trying to change. Men can help too: Abel Pharmboy chimes in to say he will always be "that guy" who pushes for women to be included.


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.