A study published in this month's issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics by researchers at Signature Genomic Laboratories shows that the company can identify patients with Pallister-Killian disorder using DNA from blood rather than the more invasive skin biopsy that is routinely used.

The development is in line with a general trend in molecular cytogenetics of using array-based methods to replace older technologies.

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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.