There are two reasons why an experiment may not be working, Dr. Isis tells one of her readers who wrote in. First, she says is that you're just not doing it right and for that, she suggests reaching out to someone who has done something similar. "You've simply got to find the person who can help you do what you need," she says. The second reason is that your methods are fine — you just aren't getting the expected results.

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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.