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Jade at Life's a Biotech shares a recap of an American Association for Cancer Research session she attended this week, dedicated to career issues for graduate students and postdocs. While she, herself, is neither, Jade attended the session to hear what the invited speaker — Nobel laureate Elizabeth Blackburn — had to say. "If you ever have the opportunity to listen to Dr.

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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.