There are more infectious diseases than there are symptoms –– just ask any studious hypochondriac with an Internet connection. But diagnosticians, even with their years of training, can be stumped when making a differential diagnosis on the fly. Sending off for lab results winnows the pile of possible diagnoses, but such a process is time consuming, labor intensive, and expensive.

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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.