This Week in Science

In Science's early online edition, researchers performed a genome-wide RNAi screen in Drosophila to find genes for susceptibility or resistance to intestinal infection by the bacteria Serratia marcescens. Screening on organism- and tissue-specific levels, they found that the JAK-STAT signaling pathway "controls host defense in the gut by regulating stem cell proliferation and thus epithelial cell homeostasis," they say.

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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.