Following on our post about how to isolate stem cells from a placenta, this news report from the AP gives hope to scientists who think maybe, just maybe, human placentas don't grow on trees. According to the article, the Norwegian government is considering repealing a ban on research using human embryonic stem cells.

 

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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.