This Week in PNAS

Maite Novoa and Frédéric Bigeya at INRA in Montpellier, France, led work that appears this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that gene transfer occurs between Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces species. Upon sequencing the genome of the commercial wine yeast S. cerevisiae EC1118, they identified three large regions involved in key wine fermentation functions.

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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.