An article in the UK's Guardian wonders if DNA will ever be the basis for computers, replacing silicon chips. The idea came from USC's Leonard Adleman, who showed that DNA could be used to solve the traveling salesman problem and, last month, Japanese scientists made a sort of DNA from artificial bases.

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An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

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The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.