Francis Collins' new book, The Language of Life: DNA and the Revolution in Personalized Medicine, came out yesterday. His home town is proud: Staunton's News Leader reports that people there have had been inquiring about the book in advance.

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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.