This Week in Science

In this week's Science, an international team of researchers report on their genetic analysis of DNA obtained from the leg bone of an ancient European Russian man — one of the earliest examples of a modern human — and showed that western Eurasian and East Asian lineages had already split from each other by about 37,000 years ago.

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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.