NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A gene expression-based classification signature originally developed for distinguishing luminal and basal breast cancer cases is showing promise classifying prostate cancer cases in ways that help predict response to post-operative androgen deprivation therapy.

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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.