Jonathan Eisen has bestowed his "worst new omics award" to Kristin Branson, Alice Robie, John Bender, Pietro Perona, and Michael Dickinson, the authors of a Nature Methods paper on ethomics. Eisen gives them this honor for "for trying to extend omics to ethogram and behavioral plots."
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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.
In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.
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.