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This Week in Nature

In news, the Boston-based Autism Consortium released raw genotype data from 4,250 individuals — including people with autism, their parents and their siblings. Collaborating lead investigators Aravinda Chakravarti of Johns Hopkins and Mark Daly of the Autism Consortium hope to identify key variants over the next several months.

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An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.