By Andrea Anderson

Researchers from the Netherlands and the US are working to generate a de novo genome assembly based on SOLiD short read sequence data from samples donated by a Dutch woman who lived to be 115 years old.

Those involved in the study intend to use the genome sequence to look for genetic clues about how the woman, dubbed W115 for the study, lived so long and stayed in good health for most of her life.

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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.

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