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Chris Stern was dismissed from his position as chairman and chief executive of Oxygen Biotherapeutics for allegedly lying on his résumé and engaging in unreported securities deals, The Wall Street Journal reports. Stern received his doctorate from Trinity College & University, which is an unaccredited institution, and not from Trinity University as he had claimed and, further, he teaches at St. Galler Business School, not 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.