This Week in PLOS

Two microbial species are especially common in the core community of microbes inside the human bed bug, Cimex lectularius, according to a PLOS One study. The University of Cincinnati's Regina Baucom and company used 16S ribosomal RNA sequencing to characterize collections of intra-bed bug microbes, using 31 bed bug samples collected at eight urban sites across Ohio. The analysis turned up a range of microbial species, researchers say.

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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.