This Week in PLoS

An international team led by investigators at the University of Bristol reports in PLoS Genetics this week on its effort to "efficiently capture information on population structure provided by patterns of haplotype similarity." The researchers' approach is based on a coancestry matrix that can be summarized as "chromosome painting," as they call it, in which "each individual in a sample is considered in turn as a recipient, whose chromosomes are reconstructed using chunks of DNA donated by the other individuals." Analyzing Human Genome Diversity Panel data for 938 people and 641,0

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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.