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Racking up journal articles is an important part of being scientist, especially for those early in their careers. Ms. PhD at YoungFemaleScientist says that when she sometimes asks up front if the work she will be doing on a project will lead her to be an author, she's told that she is being greedy. DrugMonkey picks up on her post.

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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.