This Week in Science

In Science this week, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin describe a study they conducted in humans and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae indicating that orthologous genes from the two species that diverged about a billion years ago can retain their ancestral functions for just as long. The investigators replaced 414 essential S.

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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.