This Week in PLoS

In PLoS Genetics this week, a trio of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, report that post-replication repair "prevents replication damage from becoming double strand breaks and/or regulates the activity of HR [homologous recombination] on DSBs." Namely, by investigating RAD6 and RAD18-dependent post-replication repair, the team found that "the RAD5-, MMS2-, [and] UBC13-dependent error-free PRR branch acted in concert with the replication stress checkp

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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.