At Omics! Omics!, blogger Keith Robison says that in all the excitement over genome sequencing, people are overlooking the once-loved haplotype. The short reads from next-gen sequencing may not be enough to pull together SNPs linked over long stretches of DNA, he says.

 

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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.

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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.