Carl Zimmer at the New York Times discusses the Genomic Encyclopedia of Bacteria and Archaea and the recent Nature paper on the first results from the effort. So far, Jonathan Eisen and his colleagues have sequenced 56 bacterial and archaeal genomes and found 1,768 new gene families.
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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.