This Week in Nature

In Nature early online this week, scientists used an RNAi screen in Drosophila to study the Notch signaling pathway during external sensory organ development. Their work identified six new genes involved in asymmetric cell division and 23 novel genes regulating the Notch pathway. Bioinformatic analysis allowed them to construct an interaction network map for Notch signaling and asymmetric cell division.

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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.

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