This Week in Science

In this week's Science, the journal has named the genome-editing technology CRISPR as its 2015 breakthrough of the year. In an editorial, Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt noted that CRISPR has already led to significant accomplishments across biological disciplines, and that it is expected to revolutionize biological research as it matures.

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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.