A Wall Street Journal article looks at the pros and cons of direct-to-consumer genetic tests, such as Health Compass, a test offered by San Francisco Bay Area-based Navigenics and available early next year.
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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.