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Yes, They Are Talking to You

As the academic year comes to life, there's plenty of advice out there for new PIs. DrugMonkey says new profs need to snag a lab tech before finding a postdoc -- scutwork is no longer your job, says the post, and techs are generally around longer. As a PI, you'll also be attending meetings and Juniorprof says a PI's role there is different than a postdoc's. PIs need to recruit young up-and-comers to the lab and must exude leadership as they make connections in academia and industry.

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.