This Week in Science

In Science this week, an international team reports analyzing DNA of ancient humans from Northern Africa, revealing a lack of relatedness to ancient Europeans that counters the hypotheses of gene flow from Paleolithic Europeans into Late Pleistocene North Africans. The researchers sequenced DNA extracted from the bone matter of several 15,000-year-old individuals who lived in what is now Morocco, and compared their results to genomic data on other ancient and modern individuals.

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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.