At Framing Science, Matthew Nisbet uses today's premier of the movie Expelled to caution atheist scientists about going too far. He excerpts a Pew interview with Francis Collins, who breaks down why "the current crowd of seemingly angry atheists, who are using science as part of their argument that faith is irrelevant, do not speak for us," Collins says.

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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.