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Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated some $100 million to the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group to fund research centers and individual investigators working at the cutting edge of science, as GenomeWeb has reported.

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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.