NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists recently released an April 2009 Practice Bulletin suggesting physicians routinely screen patients for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome and refer those suspected of having the syndrome to a clinician specializing in genetics.

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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.