Although the Supreme Court case involving Myriad Genetics' gene patents may seem like "scientific arcana," it was actually a contest about how biomedical intellectual property can lead to inequalities in the healthcare system, economist Joseph Stiglitz writes in the New York Times.

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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.