This Week in Science

In this week's Science, three international research groups reported new details on epigenetic factors that trigger the development of different components of the immune system. In the first paper, a group led by Radboud University's Hendrik Stunnenberg documents various epigenetic changes that prompt monocytes to transition into different types of macrophages with distinct immune 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.