This Week in PLOS

In PLOS One, researchers report on a genetic analysis of a 33,000-year-old dog skull found in a cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains. A team from the US, Russia, Finland, and Spain performed targeted mitochondrial DNA sequencing on jaw bone and tooth samples from the skull, showing that these samples matched one another and clustered genetically with domestic dogs.

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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.