A recent survey of more than 650 bioinformaticists sheds some light on career realities in the field and indicates that despite some grumbling over pay scales and paper-writing, respondents are generally very satisfied with their jobs.

Michael Barton, a bioinformatics PhD student at the University of Manchester, began the survey in July and this week posted the raw results from 658 participants on his blog, Bioinformatics Zen.

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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.