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In 2008, the US Food and Drug Administration rejected 66 percent of new drug applications, but so far this year, the agency has approved 89 percent of such applications, Forbes' Matthew Herper reports. His analysis draws on data commissioned by Forbes from BioMedTracker.

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

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.

In Science this week: genetic mutations typically associated with esophageal cancer are common in older, healthy individuals, and more.