Science policy analysts from Harvard and Georgia Tech want society to play a bigger role in research, says this UPI wire story, though how they want to include the community in directing science goals and projects isn't quite clear. Also worth noting: one researcher points out that there is a "current negative public perception surrounding the human genome project."

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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.