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Jonathan Rothberg has raised some $100 million to develop a small, portable ultrasound device, Technology Review reports. The device is being developed by Butterfly Network, a company coming out of Rothberg's 4Combinator incubator.

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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.