This Week in PLoS

In a paper published in PLoS One, investigators at the University of Vienna and Medical University Vienna, along with their colleagues at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, this week present BiSS — Bisulfite Sequencing Scorer — "a new method applying Smith-Waterman alignment to map bisulfite-converted reads to a reference genome." Beyond predicting the methylation status of each cytosine, "BiSS also provides an estimate of the methylation degree at each genomic site," the Austri

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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.