This Week in PLOS

Small molecule metabolites present in the blood may serve as useful biomarkers of disease progression and outcomes for those with dengue virus infections, according to a study in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Members of an international research team used hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography to identify small molecule metabolites present in the blood serum of dozens of dengue-infected individuals in Nicaragua and Mexico.

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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.