Root of the Disease

The UK's 100,000 Genomes Project has made its first diagnoses of children, the BBC reports. The project, first announced in 2012, aims to sequence 100,000 people to learn more about the genetic underpinnings of cancer and rare disease.

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Researchers report that while host genetics influence the oral microbiome, they don't appear to affect cavity-causing microbes, the Economist says.

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

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.