In an amicus brief, the Broad Institute's Eric Lander shares his personal view of the ongoing gene patenting case between Myriad Genetics and the American Civil Liberties Union, saying that isolated DNA fragments are products of nature.
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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.