This Week in PNAS

In a study appearing in the early, online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology-led team describe an improved ancient DNA extraction method used to help sequence the mitochondrial genome from a more than 300,000-year-old cave bear bone found in a permafrost-free cave in Spain.

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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.