Shelved … 'For Now'

Last week, discussions arose over an education bill being proposed in Tennessee that would require teachers to help students identify weaknesses in scientific theories like evolution and global warming. The Tennessee Science Teachers Association called it "unnecessary, anti-scientific, and very likely unconstitutional," while other critics claimed the bill was designed to promote the teaching of creationism in classrooms.

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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.