This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Norway and Sweden describe forms of selective constraint involving connectivity between co-expression networks. Using RNA sequencing and genome re-sequencing, the team profiled gene expression in buds from a natural aspen (Populus tremula) tree population as they transitioned from winter buds to flushing buds.

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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.