This Week in Science

In an advance, online publication of Science this week, researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology and Complete Genomics, report whole-genome sequences for a family of four. The researchers write that family-based sequencing allows for precision in deciphering recombination sites (to 99.999 percent accuracy), and the identification of rare single-nucleotide polymorphisms.

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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.