Not So Fast

In a Guardian opinion piece published last week, plant geneticist Jonathan Latham spoke of "the failure of the genome." Latham said the human genome hasn't yielded the wealth of information on heritability and disease that was anticipated, and that "the failure to find meaningful inherited genetic predispositions is likely to become the most profound crisis that science has faced." But at Genomes Unzipped, Vincent Plagnol, Luke Jostins, and Daniel MacArthur are

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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.