Carl Zimmer at the New York Times discusses the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea and the recent Nature paper on the first results from the effort. So far, Jonathan Eisen and his colleagues have sequenced 56 bacterial and archaeal genomes and found 1,768 new gene families.
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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.