Misha Angrist, the one and only Genomeboy, blogs about the growing confusion about what genome-sequencing service companies are offering. How can 23andMe charge $999 while Knome is asking for $350,000? Angrist reminds readers that genome analysis, exon sequencing, and full-genome sequencing are very different practices with very different costs.

 

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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.