This Week in Nature

In a paper published online in advance in Nature this week, a team led by investigators at Vanderbilt University presents the crystal structures of "Bacillus cereus AlkD glycosylase in complex with DNAs containing alkylated, mismatched, and abasic nucleotides," which they suggest may elucidate "an unprecedented nucleic acid capture mechanism for [the] excision of DNA damage." AlkD is a unique glycosylase in that it "captures the extrahelical lesion in a solvent-exposed or

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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.