This is an updated version of a story originally posted on June 18.

A bill allowing New York City to award up to $3 million in tax credits to early-stage biotechnology companies that promise to relocate to, or expand within, the Big Apple passed the the state Assembly unanimously on Wednesday.

However, the bill's fate was left in limbo in the state Senate, where a week-old stalemate over leadership is poised to halt progress on that and other pending legislation.

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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.