This month’s Discover includes a roundup of the top six genetics stories of 2006. Those that made the cut include an epigenetics breakthrough that could shed some light on how traits can be transmitted from parents to offspring without the requisite genes.

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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.