This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by the University of Queensland's Sean Grimmond presents data from an analysis of pancreatic cancer genomes, uncovering key events driving the development of the disease and pointing to potential biomarkers that may be used to patient responses to treatment. The researchers performed deep whole-genome sequencing of 100 pancreatic cancers and discovered disruptions to known and new genes that promote disease progression.

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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.