Deciding the time is right to cash in on the potential of proteomics, the Framingham Heart Study last week announced an agreement with BG Medicine aimed at discovering biomarkers, including protein biomarkers, associated with heart disease.

The collaboration marks the first time that the landmark study is incorporating proteomics on any scale into its research, and is the first cooperative research and development agreement, or CRADA, between FHS and a commercial partner in the study's 60-year history.

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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.