Plus, It Tastes Great

This slightly odd video at SciVee discusses how teosinte became today's corn. The video explains that one gene was behind the change and the work that researchers are doing to understand what corn genes are doing — potentially to aid in developing corn that needs less water or can be used to make biofuel.

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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.