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Researchers in China have coaxed mice to produce offspring from same-sex parents, Scientific American reports. While some pups born to two female parents appear healthy, those with two male parents died shortly after birth, which Scientific American says underscores the challenges the approach faces.

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Researchers trace DNA on a clay pipe found at a former slave site to a population that lives in what is now Sierra Leone, the Washington Post reports.

Two researchers report on their genetic analysis of samples from a shawl thought to belong to a victim of Jack the Ripper, ScienceInsider reports.

Japan is to release rules governing some gene-edited food, according to NHK World.

In PLOS this week: computational strategy for improving gene set analysis testing, miRNAs linked to sleep apnea, and more.