This Week in Nature

Nature this week says that genome-wide association studies have reached a "fever pitch." The Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium of 50 British research teams reports a study of more than 17,000 people. For each of the seven major diseases under scrutiny, they surveyed the genomes of about 2,000 people.

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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.