This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from Columbia University analyzed 3D structures of protein-DNA complexes, learning that having arginine bind to narrow minor grooves is a "widely used mode for protein-DNA recognition." Seeing variability in DNA shape and electrostatic potential, they say, "is a general mechanism that enables proteins to use information in the minor groove." A News and Views story from Boston University's Tom Tullius

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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.