This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, an international team led by investigators in the UK, Finland, and Norway explores the respective roles of gene regulatory elements and genes in the accessory and core genomes of Escherichia coli populations from ST131, a pathogenic lineage involved in infections outside of the intestine. Using 228 E.

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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.