Susan Lindquist at the Whitehead Institute and Stanley Prusiner from the University of California, San Francisco, were among the researchers who received the National Medal of Science Wednesday at a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.
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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.
A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog 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.