This Week in Science

In this week's Science, researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Stanford University, and the University of Washington discuss how genetic monitoring can be used by public agencies to implement environmental policies. Environmental DNA (eDNA) monitoring, they argue, is more sensitive and cost-effective than conventional techniques for, among other activities, locating and quantifying species of concern, identifying emerging plant pathogens, and characterizing soil 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.