This Week in Nature

In early online, UCSD's Bing Ren used chIP-chip to locate promoters, enhancers, and insulators across the human genome in multiple cell types. They found over 55,000 potential transcriptional enhancers, and that while the chromatin state at promoters and CTCF-binding at insulators doesn't change much across cell types, enhancers show highly cell-type-specific histone modification patterns and genome-wide, cell-type-specific gene expression programs.

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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.