This Week in Cell

Denisovan archaic hominins and modern humans went through at least two rounds of mixing, according to University of Washington and Princeton University researchers. Using a new reference-free strategy to boost the power of the S* statistic method, the team searched for signs of archaic admixture in genome sequences for 5,639 Eurasian or Oceanic individuals enrolled through the 1000 Genomes Project, UK10K study, and Simons Genome Diversity project.

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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.