This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory report data showing that the fruit fly transcriptome is far more complex than previously thought. They examined various Drosophila cultured cell lines at different developmental stages and dissected organ systems, revealing new genes, proteins, and transcripts, including hundreds of previously unidentified long non-coding RNAs.

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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.