Innovative Genomics

BGI is one of the 50 most innovative companies of 2014, according to FastCompany's annual roundup of businesses to watch.

Coming in at number 37 in a list that includes Google, Amazon, Tesla Motors, Github, and Nike, BGI was selected for "making DNA sequencing mass-market." Fast Company writes.

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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.