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Scathing Reviews

Yesterday we served up a book review in which Richard Dawkins (surprise!) slammed a new book supporting intelligent design. To bring things full circle, today we have an essay from David Sloan Wilson on eSkeptic, homepage of the Skeptic Society, in which he takes Dawkins to task (when you get to the page, scroll down to find the essay). Sloan says that in Dawkins' latest book, The God Delusion, the author "has not done any original work on the subject and he has not fairly represented the work of his colleagues."

 

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.