This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers in Sweden, Germany, and Pakistan report on a role for an isoform of the claudin 10-coding gene CLDN10B in a rare genetic ­­­condition characterized by altered sweat glands, insufficient sweating, a lack of tears, poor heat tolerance, and related kidney damage.

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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.