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Databricks Unified Analytics Platform for Genomics

Databricks has launched the Databricks Unified Analytics Platform for Genomics. The cloud-based platform provides collaborative workspaces prebuilt with genomic pipelines and tertiary analytics optimized to run at massive scale. Healthcare and life science organizations can easily build, scale, and deploy critical genomic analytics and machine learning models in minutes, Databricks noted. The platform also enables these organizations to process and analyze large-scale genomics data up to 100X faster than existing solutions, the company claimed.

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.