At Blaine Bettinger's Genetic Genealogist blog, he points out a recent study that traced a mutation in the adenomatous polyposis coli gene to Mr. and Mrs. George Fry, an English couple who came to the New World early in the 17th century. The mutation, which increases a carrier's chances of developing colon cancer, was traced through the Fry family tree and also through genotyping.

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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.