In an interview this week, National Institutes of Health director and Human Genome Project veteran Francis Collins opens up to Nature's Meredith Wadman on his four years leading the NIH as one-time windfalls from the American Recovery Act have withered into what he calls "about a 20 percent loss in buying power over the last ten years."

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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.