The Future of Science

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Discover Magazine invited 11 prominent researchers to share their views of what the next 30 years of science will bring. The Global Health Program's Tachi Yamada says he hopes access to life-saving technology will become more widespread, particularly for the poor. Biologist Ian Wilmut wants to be able to control degenerative diseases like Parkinson's and heart disease.

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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.