Getting It Early

Researchers in Europe say they've been able to correct an X-linked condition by treating it in utero with a drug, Stat News reports.

The rare condition, X-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED), is caused by loss-of-function variants in the gene encoding ectodysplasin A (EDA) and is marked by a lack of sweat glands, which can lead people with the condition to overheat.

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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.