The Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology, which is part of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Germany, has purchased a PacBio RS single-molecule sequencer from Pacific Biosciences, the institute said this week.

The sequencer will be installed at BIMSB in early September, complementing other next-generation sequencing technologies housed in its Scientific Genomics Platform. Currently, the institute has two Illumina HiSeq 2000, two Illumina GAIIx, one 454 GS FLX, and two Life Technologies SOLiD instruments.

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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.

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