This Week in PNAS

In a study slated to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from Italy, the UK, and Australia described genomic efforts to characterize Haemophilus influenzae isolates that lack the outer capsule that's used for typing other strains of the pathogen. The team did whole-genome sequencing on 89 of these so-called "non-typeable" H. influenza isolates that were either involved in disease cases or carried without obvious symptoms. Along with data from eight non-typeable H.

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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.