Apparently we humans are only using a measly three percent of our DNA, but don't worry -- a new company, called DNA Perfection, says it can turn on your "junk DNA" to let loose your "dormant superhuman abilities." The DNA Practitioner, Toby Alexander, even activates your DNA remotely. Larry Moran concludes on his blog: "I strongly believe that David Hannum, in his famous comment to P.T.

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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.