This Week in Nature

In this week's issue of Nature, which celebrates the magazine's 140th birthday, scientists from Singapore and the Netherlands use a new technique to study how genome-wide chromatin interactions affect estrogen receptor-alpha-regulated gene expression.

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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.