On Bertalan Meskó's post about Time magazine naming 23andMe one of the best inventions of 2008, a commenter, Helen Wallace, left a snarky poem. Meskó reposted it here. A quick stanza for your rhyming pleasure:

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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.