Huntington’s disease, a rare genetic disorder characterized by diminishing brain function, has become an increasingly popular target for RNAi-based therapies. Sirna Therapeutics has been working in conjunction with the University of Iowa’s Beverly Davidson to develop a treatment for Huntington’s disease, while CytRx has said that it is considering starting up its own program for the disease.

Now Gustavo Tiscornia, of the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences in San Diego, is getting in on the game.

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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.