This Week in PLOS

A PLOS One study looks at the microbial communities living in water samples from aquariums housing ornamental fish from several pet shops in Rhode Island. Researchers from the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Brown University, and elsewhere used high-throughput 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing to identify bacterial members of microbial communities in water samples from two aquariums containing common goldfish and Chinese algae eater fish.

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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.