Andrew Conway has stepped down from his role as CEO of Silicon Genetics. Saeid Akhtari has been promoted from the position of COO to replace Conway, who will continue in his role of executive chairman of the board of directors and will also continue to evaluate new technologies for the company.

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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.