Bioinformaticists at Peking University in Beijing published a paper in PLoS Computational Biology that linked 396 common genes to drug addiction, reports a news story. The pathways they focused on were those for addiction to cocaine, opiates, alcohol, and nicotine.

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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.