NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Members of the Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium have reported that patients who received targeted therapy based on their molecular testing results had significantly improved survival compared to those who did not, in study of more than 1,000 lung cancers tested by the consortium for driver mutations over a period of four years.

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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.

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