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In his State of the Union address last night, US President Barack Obama urged Congress to "undo the damage done by last year's cuts to basic research." He noted that federally funded research provided the underpinnings to things like Google and smartphones, and that in the future, new products like vaccines to head off drug-resistance bacteria or new materials could be developed.

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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.