This Week in Nature

In this week’s Nature, Spanish and American researchers report on the sequencing of 79 wild- and captive-born great apes from all great ape species and seven subspecies as part of an effort to understand their genetic diversity. The work provides a genome-wide view of the major patterns of evolutionary diversification among the great apes, revealing the level of genetic variation, subpopulation structure, patterns of selection, and differences in the rate of gene loss.

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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.