UK Academy of Medical Sciences

The Academy of Medical Sciences advises separating research using animals containing human genetic, cellular, or tissue materials into tiers and creating a national advisory body.

Sir John Bell, president of the Academy of Medical Sciences, blames "a cumbersome regulatory environment" in the UK for driving its medical research elsewhere in the world.

The report, entitled "Genome-wide association studies: understanding the genetics of common disease," is the result of an October 2008 forum hosted by the academy that drew representatives from academia and industry that discussed how to better design GWA studies and how to better translate their findings into clinical use.

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.