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At the Microarray Blog, Albin Paul notes that Britain's insurance industry trade association extended its moratorium on predictive genetic testing until 2014, thus allowing consumers to take out policies up to £500,000 for life insurance or £300,000 for critical illness insurance without disclosing genetic predispositions.

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The Washington Post reports on researchers' efforts to determine the effect of an increasingly common SARS-CoV-2 mutation.

Florida Politics reports Florida's law barring life, long-term care, and disability insurers from using genetic information in coverage decisions went into effect at the beginning of July.

A new analysis finds a link between popular media coverage of a scientific study and how often that paper is cited.

In Nature this week: CRISPR approaches to editing plant genomes, way to speed up DNA-PAINT, and more.