Following on the heels of his interview with Francis Collins a few months back, Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert hosted Craig Venter as his guest on the Colbert Report last week. You can check out the video here.

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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.