This Week in Cell

Sylvain Lapan and Peter Reddienat at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Mass., this week report on the complete transcriptome of the eye of the planarian Schmidtea mediterranea. Writing in Cell Reports, Lapan and Reddienat show that transcription factor Ovo is required for eye formation in S. mediterranea and add that the "planarian eye expresses orthologs of eye disease genes."

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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.