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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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A South African university has told the Wellcome Sanger Institute to return DNA samples it has from indigenous African communities, The Times reports.

The University of California, Berkeley's Rasmus Nielsen and Xinzhu Wei have retracted their CCR5 gene paper due to a technical artifact.

 

University of Virginia researchers are exploring a genetic risk test to gauge type 1 diabetes risk, NPR reports.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.