Blogger Genomic Repairman was none too thrilled when a visiting scientists from "huge famous university," with whom his lab collaborates, refused to accept the advice of senior PIs in his group. Specifically, he says, the visitor was working in his lab in order to gain technical assistance with — and preliminary data from — a mouse-model developed in Genomic Repairman's lab.

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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.