Kelvin Droegemeier, a meteorologist at the University of Oklahoma, is in the running to be science and technology advisor to President Donald Trump, the Washington Post reports. It adds that others are also under consideration.

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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.