This Week in Science

In Science this week, a Cornell University team reports on the results of a study using a precision nuclear run-on and sequencing assay to map the genome-wide distribution of transcriptionally engaged Pol II at base-pair resolution. They found that Pol II accumulates immediately downstream of promoters, at intron-exon junctions that are efficiently used for splicing and over 3′ polyadenylation sites.

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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.