This Week in Science

In Science this week, two independent research teams publish studies showing how gut bacteria can influence cancer patients' responses to immunotherapy. In the first, investigators examined the effect antibiotics have on the outcomes lung or kidney cancer patients undergoing immunotherapy with PD-1 inhibitors. They found that patients who had recently taken antibiotics have reduced survival compared with those who had not.

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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.