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The total number of human embryonic stem cell lines eligible for study with US federal fund is now 40, with the addition of 27 lines on Monday. According to The Scientist, NIH director Francis Collins, did, however, limit the use of these lines to diabetes-related pancreatic research, which was the consent forms stated the cells would be used to study. These lines were part of 28 submitted for approval by Harvard University.

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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.