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The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, in conjunction with other funders, is launching The Portable Legal Consent for Common Genomics Research, a system that researchers can use to donate their data to large public databases, says Nature News' Erika Check Hayden.

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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.