Part of consumer genetics firm 23andMe's pitch to customers is that its test will give them a glimpse into themselves, but the company also gathers and bundles customers' data to be sold, writes Antonio Regalado at Technology Review.

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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.