After seeing Alexei Kapterev's funny -- and instructional -- presentation called "Death by PowerPoint," Berci Mesko says he changed his presentation style to show more pictures and less text, and realized that the point of a talk is not to throw all possible information at the listeners, but to persuade them to look at your work after the talk.

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A new study in JAMA finds that genetic tests might not be able to determine what diet is right for someone seeking to lose weight.

A genome-wide association study that linked common genetic variants to salivary gland carcinoma risk has been retracted, according to Retraction Watch.

Vampire bats' ability to live off blood is etched in their genomes and gut microbiomes, the Scientist reports.

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