This Week in PLoS

In PLoS One this week, researchers at the World Health Organization's Collaborating Center for Reference and Research on Influenza report their development of a pyrosequencing assay "for the rapid identification and subtyping of potential human influenza A virus reassortants based on all eight gene segments of the virus," which they say could enhance flu surveillance.

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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.