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A few weeks ago, Technology Review's David Ewing Duncan received his raw genome data by e-mail. In his inbox were "endless lines of nucleotides," which may hold clues as to his risk for everything from heart disease and Alzheimer's to depression, he says at the Experimental Man blog.

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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.