This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers at Genentech and Complete Genomics report their analysis of the mutation spectrum of tumor and normal samples from a patient with non-small cell lung cancer. The team found an "approximate rate of 17.7 mutations per megabase throughout the genome," consistent with "the range of previously observed lung-tumor mutation rates," the authors write.

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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.

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In PLOS this week: comparative genomic study of malaria-linked macaque parasite, search for apple root reference genes, and more.