This Week in Nature

Researchers at Heinrich-Heine University in Dusseldorf have found a new gene involved in the sex determination pathway in honeybees. The gene feminizer (fem) is the ancestrally conserved progenitor gene from which the complementary sex determiner (csd) gene arose and is located 12 kilobases upstream of csd.

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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.