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The Rise of the Cat

Ancient DNA analysis gives insight into cat domestication and movements around the world.

Strategy Needed

An effort to develop a Massachusetts Institute of Technology-like university outside of Paris is faltering, according to Nature News.

Researchers plan to develop a device that supports nucleic acid sequencing and protein sequencing using plasmonic nanostructures.

Using data from more than 800 colorectal cancer samples, researchers concluded that features in the microenvironment may protect against metastasis.

Camembert

Genome sequencing on Penicillim roqueforti, P. camemberti, and related fungi point to a role for horizontal gene transfer in fungal 'domestication' for cheese production.

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David Silver, Jan Bouten

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David Silver joins Transfer Technology International's SAB

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.