This Week in PLOS

In PLOS Genetics, researchers from Denmark and the UK describe an archaic reference genome-free strategy for picking up archaic introgression in human genomes. By searching for stretches of sequence rife with SNPs that are missing from 'unadmixed outgroup' populations, the team says, the method successfully saw segments of archaic introgression in both simulated and real genome sequence data.

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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.