A Year On

The University of California, Berkeley's Randy Schekman slept through the Nobel announcements this year, the Guardian writes.

Schekman won the prize last year, alongside Yale University's James Rothman and Stanford University's Thomas Südhof, for their work on cell transport, an area Schekman became interested in as a researcher at UC-San Diego, after hearing a talk by George Palade, another Nobel laureate, on how cells secrete proteins.

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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.