The New York Times has an update on the laboratory technician charged with the murder of Annie Le, the Yale graduate student killed in September. According to police, Raymond Clark III allegedly "tried to conceal blood-splattered tissues from university detectives." Police affidavits were released today, revealing that "investigators who went through the lab building discovered a sock with two batches of DNA — his and hers — with her body.

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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.

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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.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.