This Week in PNAS

In the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an international team reports on findings from a genome sequencing study of Arachis duranensis, the presumed progenitor for the A sub-genome of the cultivated peanut plant A. hypogaea. The researchers used shotgun sequencing to tackle the nearly 1.4 billion base A. duranensis genome, producing a draft genome assembly that contained 50,324 predicted protein-coding 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.