In the lowlands of South Carolina there is a breed of small dog, found in the wild and domesticated, that may open a window into how dogs co-evolved with humans, and the routes they took together as they spread around the globe, the New York Times says.

The Carolina dog is a pointy-eared, smallish, pack-hunting animal with a distinctive mask and a wolf-like snout, giving them a roughly similar appearance to the Dingo of Australia.

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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.