Part of the blame when young scientists go astray may be assigned to their mentors, says a study in the September Science and Engineering Ethics journal. The authors found that of 45 trainees who committed research misconduct, three-quarters of their mentors had never looked at their results and two-thirds of the mentors never taught them how to keep a proper lab notebook.

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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.