By Doug Macron

Asuragen this week announced that it has signed a deal to work with the Translational Genomics Research Institute to develop a test to detect pancreatic cancer using blood-based microRNAs as biomarkers.

The move marks the company's first effort to develop an miRNA screen in a clinical setting.

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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.