Happy DNA Day

23andMe's Spittoon blog has a list of events to brighten up your DNA Day. You can head on over to the National Human Genome Research Institute chat room to ask NHGRI folks some questions. If you are near Chapel Hill or St.

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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.