This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from the University of Washington focused on autism spectrum disorders describe the development of a new, low-cost method for targeting and sequencing multiple genes in large populations. While exome sequencing studies have identified many de novo mutations associated with autism, re-sequencing those genes in large groups of people is expensive.

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Researchers describe a way to share data while keeping it secure, Agence France Presse reports.

A new study links more than a hundred genes to autism spectrum disorder, Discover's D-brief blog 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.