In more open-access news, Cold Spring Harbor Protocols posted a freely-accessible article as part of their current issue. This paper contains suggestions for how plant biologists can bypass plants’ cell walls and natural fluorescence to use green fluorescent protein in imaging various plant tissues.

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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.