In the wake of GINA finally becoming law, Brandon Keim at Wired blogs about the "blind spots" the bill didn't deal with. He interviewed Tera Eerkes of Qtrait, who noted that some issues are still unresolved: for one, the law "does not prevent genetic discrimination against people when they are applying for life insurance, or long term care and disability insurance," she notes.

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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.