This Week in PLOS

A PLOS One study by Swiss researchers suggests individuals may have distinct and distinguishable metabolite profiles in their breath. The research team used real-time mass spectrometry to assess exhaled compounds in breath samples from six men and five women. Analyses of the samples — taken at multiple times per day for each individual over nine days — revealed consistent core metabolite "breathprints" that were specific to each individual and remained stable over time.

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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.