Weed Warnings

Results from a recent study by London psychiatrists, published in Biological Psychiatry, suggest that marijuana smokers of a certain genotype may find themselves at a higher risk of cannabis-related psychosis.

The researchers conducted a case-control study of 489 first-episode psychosis patients and 278 control subjects looking at variation at the rs2494732 SNP in the gene AKT1 and how it might be associated with cannabis-associated psychosis.

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A research duo estimates in PLOS One the number of papers that have used misidentified cell lines.

UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence approves GlaxoSmithKline's SCID gene therapy despite cost.

Science reports that Brazilian researchers are petitioning for the reversal of budget cuts.

In PLOS this week: gene flow patterns in common ash, guidelines for using morpholinos in zebrafish, and more.