Over at Science in the Open, Cameron Neylon blogs about institutional repositories — data warehouses meant to archive scientific research — and why he and his colleagues can't be bothered to use them. Neylon says he prefers web 2.0 interfaces like FlickR and SlideShare, which is a good example of what a repository can be, he says.

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Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.

Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

Pandas' gut microbiomes change as what they eat changes with the seasons, writes Discover's Inkfish blog.

In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.