This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team led by Rockefeller University researchers report on the identification of key mutations in a gene encoding ribosomal protein SA, or RPSA, as the possible cause of isolated congenital asplenia — a rare condition in which a person is born without a spleen, which increases the risk of serious bacterial infection.

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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.