This Week in Cell

An international team led by René Bernards, with The Netherlands Cancer Institute and Agendia, explores the genetics of cancer treatment susceptibility and resistance, focusing first on ALK and EGF receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapies. Using an RNA interference screen in a non-small cell lung cancer line carrying an EML4-ALK translocation, the researchers determined that knocking down a gene called MED12 confers resistance to an ALK-inhibiting drug called crizotinib.

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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.