Manchester Management

Manchester Management's James Besser this week sent a letter to the company's board and shareholders asserting that management had moved the date of Vermillion's annual meeting to make difficult any action by shareholders dissatisfied by the poor performance of the firm's stock.

An exchange this week between Vermillion and the Boston-based hedge fund that holds a nearly 10 percent stake in the company has exposed a rift between the company's management and one of its largest shareholders.

The shareholder wants to make it easier to make changes to Vermillion's management team and board amid a drop in the company's share price over the past year.

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.