This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Computational Biology, Australian researchers report that they developed a new method to study recombination in closely related HIV genomes. Their approach takes advantage of the small changes that can occur in the HIV genome that do not affect viral proteins or how infective the virus is.

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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.