At The Chronicle of Higher Education's On Hiring blog, Allison Vaillancourt says it's time that search committees adhere to a set of standards for the courteous treatment of job candidates. "Treating candidates with respect is not that challenging," Vaillancourt says.

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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.