Recommended by: Steve Brenner, University of California, Berkeley

"I started out life as a mathematician," says Ben Brown, a computational biologist at the University of California, Berkeley. Working on an undergraduate degree in pure mathematics, "I didn't see a number or a computer for four years. I was covered in chalk dust all the time, and did a bunch of stuff that was very enjoyable, but realized by the end of it that it was not going to be applicable to anything in the real world any time soon."

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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.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.