Researchers at BGI Shenzen say they have sequenced the first Mongolian genome, reports UPI. The sample came from a man who is said to be a 34th generation descendant of Genghis Khan and a member of the Mongolian Royal Family, UPI adds.
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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.
The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.
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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.