Glenn Close is the newest person to have her entire genome sequenced, announces Illumina. Close's genome was sequenced to an average depth of 30 fold with a Genome Analyzer, making her the first "named female" to have her genome sequenced.

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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.