Somehow Jonathan Eisen missed it. A title for an interactive graphic in the New York Times was: "Mapping the Human 'Diseaseome.'" Once pointed out to him, he bestowed upon it his latest award. "What does diseasome actually mean? I do not know. And it does seem really unnecessary to me," he blogs.
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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.