This Week in Nature

In work out of UCSF and Stanford, biologists and mathematicians have teamed up to create a complete three-dimensional branching pattern and lineage of the mouse bronchial tree. The tree is generated by three local modes, each controlled by a "genetically encoded subroutine, a series of local patterning and morphogenesis operations, which are themselves controlled by a more global master routine," the authors write in the abstract.

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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.