The genomes of ancient Neandertals and Denisovans indicate that there was interbreeding between those groups and anatomically modern humans, and a recent analysis, presented at a Royal Society meeting in London on ancient DNA, indicates the presence of a fourth, extinct archaic hominid population, Nature News reports.

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.