In Genome Biology this week, a trio of investigators in Sweden reports its use of "genome-wide strain-specific SNP data from 64 strains of budding yeast to determine whether adaptive positive selection is correlated with protein regions showing propensity for different classes of structure conformation." By incorporating phylogenetic and population genetic data into their analyses, the researchers observed "a significantly higher degree of positive Darwinian selection in intrinsically disordered re

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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.