Big science is expensive and tends to promise a lot. But failure to deliver on those outsized promises — of new treatments, economic growth, and more — has led to a feeling of "disenchantment," writes Timothy Caulfield from the University of Alberta in The Globe and Mail.

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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.