This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, a research duo from Stanford University presents findings from a whole-genome study of yeast populations adapted to growth under unchanging environmental conditions. By sequencing representatives from Saccharomyces cerevisiae populations grown many generations in constant, sugar-limited conditions, the team tracked down more than 100 mutations that appear to coincide with adaptation by the yeast communities.

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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.