This Week in PLoS

Researchers from Baylor report in PLoS One on a new metric, called Minimal Match on Either Side of exon junction, that assesses the quality of exon-junction reads from RNA-Seq data by considering the number of junction reads, mismatches on each read, how close the read is to the center of the junction, and where mismatches on the read occur.

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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.