This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, an international team of researchers present an analysis of tapeworm genome sequences that has uncovered a variety of potential targets for fighting the parasites. Using three human-infective tapeworm species and one lab model, the scientists uncovered gene losses and gains related to the animal’s adaptation to the host environment, such as ones involved in nutrient metabolism, which relates to their ability to absorb nutrients from their hosts.

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Researchers in China have generated mouse pups from same-sex parents, according to Scientific American.

Two research teams find a role for PIEZO2 in touch sensitivity after injury and inflammation.

The South China Morning Post reports that Hong Kong plans to add HK$20 billion (US$2.6 billion) to a research endowment.

In Science this week: open genetic genealogy databases can lead to the identification of individuals who have not sought testing, and more.