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Scientists at the University of Dundee in the UK have used computational analysis to study small, noncoding RNAs, particularly to determine whether miRNAs and small nucleolar RNAs are evolutionarily related. In their work, they found twenty snoRNA-like miRNA precursors whose surrounding genomic regions are very similar to those of snoRNAs.

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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.