This Week in Science

In this week's Science, investigators from Cancer Research UK report the discovery that a protein known as MTBP that has been associated with breast and ovarian cancers in humans is also tied to DNA replication in plants and other animals. They found that MTBP interacts with Treslin/TICRR, the human ortholog of a yeast protein with a known role in DNA replication.

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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.