When ARS Technica writer Cyrus Fairvar decided to dive into his own genome to dig up hints about his risks for diseases – by ordering up SNP testing from two DTC companies – he found companies were willing to offer him risk assessments, but he also found those results were "complicated."

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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.