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While many US insurance companies will pay for BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 testing in a patient with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, NPR's Shots blog reports that insurers often "balk at providing coverage" for tests examining other mutations linked to breast or ovarian cancer.

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York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.