This Week in PLOS

A team from China, the US, and the UK analyzed array-based methylation profiles in blood samples from more than 650 individuals to track epigenetic patterns associated with aging. As they reported in PLOS Genetics, the researchers re-analyzed methylation data for individuals between the ages of 19- and 101-years-old, looking at age-related methylation across the genome and in relation to shifts in representation by different blood cell types.

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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.