This Week in Science

In a paper published online in advance in Science this week, researchers at the University of Cambridge and at the Babraham Institute in the UK present oxidative bisulfite sequencing, or oxBS-seq, which they note is "the first method for quantitative mapping of 5hmC in genomic DNA at single-nucleotide resolution." The team says the results of its work to quantify 5hmC at CpG islands in murine embryonic stem cells "open new questions on 5hmC dynamics and sequence-specific targeting

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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.