NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute-led team has identified nine novel loci associated with osteoarthritis risk.

Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, can afflict any joint — commonly the hands, hips, and knees — as the cartilage between bones breaks down. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30 million adults in the US are affected by osteoarthritis, particularly people over the age of 70.

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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.

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