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As a review published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates, genome sequencing is coming to the clinic. While that review focused on how to use such tools to diagnose rare genetic disorders, a separate set of essays in the medical journal mulls the genetic testing or sequencing of a healthy individual worried about disease risk.

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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.