The Institute for Systems Biology has promoted co-founder and associate director Alan Aderem to the position of director. ISB co-founder Lee Hood, who has served as president and director since the institute was founded in 2000, will continue in his role as president. Aderem’s “experience and determination will be invaluable internally as I focus on raising our profile, building our resources and expanding our partnership base,” Hood said in a statement.

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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.