This Week in Science

"The publication in this issue of the research paper 'Airborne transmission of influenza A/H5N1 virus between ferrets,' plus its newer companion 'The potential for respiratory droplet-transmissible A/H5N1 influenza virus to evolve in a mammalian host,' marks the end of more than eight months of widely reported controversy over whether some of the data now freely accessible should be withheld in the public interest,"

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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.