A new report in PLoS One shows that people playing the online game Phylo are helping researchers figure out problems in comparative genomics, reports Nature News' Stephen Strauss. The game was created to help researchers figure out multiple sequence alignments.
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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.