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Researchers with Harvard University's FAS Center for Systems Biology report on changes to the human gut microbiome associated with the use of xenobiotics. The team followed human gut microbiomes in three individuals taking xenobiotic compounds over nine months, using a combination of 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing, microbial community gene expression experiments, and flow cytometry to test the individuals' fecal samples.

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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.