This week, Inside Higher Ed noted that of the 18 foreign associates and 72 new National Academy of Sciences inductees, only nine are women. Today, the UK's Royal Society announced its election of eight new foreign members and 44 new fellows — of whom five are women.

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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.