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In Science this week there is a news story describing a website aimed at discrediting people who deny that HIV causes AIDS. This site, aidstruth.org, was launched by activists, clinicians, and researchers to change the previous policy of ignoring the denialists, says the piece. The site links to scientific reports and publishes critiques.

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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.