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Yet Another Reason We Should Be Glad for the Frozen Brain of Ted Williams

Here's a database where you're guaranteed not to find the GTO staff: A group at the Taipei Physical Education College is building a genomic database using DNA samples from highly talented athletes. The goal: to provide a new way to "identify natural athletes who could be trained into sports stars," according to a news story.

Hey, if anyone wants to set up a genetic database of people who can eat an ungodly number of donuts in record time, we're all yours.

 

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.