This Week in Science

In this week's Science, two University of Western Australia researchers discuss the various genome-editing technologies that are being used to improve crops. While there have already been some successes in this area, they note that challenges remain, such as the need for a better understanding of plant gene function and behavior. Sociopolitical hurdles need to be overcome as well, including government regulation, public acceptance, and adoption by smaller producers.

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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.