Avoiding Delays

Omics! Omics! blogger Keith Robison is eyeing Veridex's RT-PCR test for breast cancer metastases with interest since it could avoid the time lapse between screening and follow-up testing. "If this holds true, then this is an example of molecular diagnostics really having a big impact in a major health problem," he writes.

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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.