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A paper appearing in Gut earlier this week reports that exercise can influence the gut microbiome, though others in the field argue that these findings may be correlation rather than causation.

In the study, researchers from University College Cork and elsewhere compared the gut microbiomes of professional rugby players and male controls of similar age and physical size from similar areas.

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Even when given the option, not too many authors choose double-blinded peer-review for their manuscripts, ScienceInsider reports.

The Save the Redwoods League is teaming with researchers to sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.

In PNAS this week: transcriptional read-through in stressed cells, genome stability role for the epigenetic regulator CTCF, and more.

Two researchers have found that behavioral genetic defenses in criminal cases don't tend to affect outcomes, according to Popular Science.