Over at The Scientist, Lauren Urban explains "how to take on administrative roles while still running a successful and productive lab." Specifically, Urban offers tips for academics who are looking to develop administrative skills while continuing to "focus on the science." First, she says, "hire people more gifted than you." The University of Maryland's Arthur Popper tellsThe Scientist that he has had "more papers p

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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.