Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas), who heads the US House of Representatives science committee, defends his draft legislation aimed at changing the peer-review process at the National Science Foundation, the Huffington Post reports.
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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.
In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.
India's Council of Scientific and Industrial Research has a new director-general, according to ScienceInsider.
A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog reports.