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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 that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

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