This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Portugal describe their search for new genes associated with early onset or hereditary prostate cancer risk. The team did targeted sequencing on 94 suspected cancer genes in 121 individuals with prostate cancer, uncovering truncations and/or functionally deleterious mutations in two genes already implicated in prostate cancer and five new candidate genes.

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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.