This Week in PLoS

Investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at Life Technologies report in a PLoS One paper their "comparison of three targeted enrichment strategies on the SOLiD sequencing platform." They assessed the performance of Nimblegen's oligonucleotide hybridization array-based capture, Agilent's SureSelect oligonucleotide hybridization solution-based capture, and Raindance Technologies' multiplexed PCR-based approach.

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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.