This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international research team describes a new way to alter photosynthesis in plants to increase their light-harvesting ability and biomass production. Using tobacco plants, the researchers induced the expression of three genes related to two energy dissipation mechanisms believed to be involved in a mechanism plants use to adapt to varying levels of light and shade.

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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.