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How adults in the US view genetic engineering of animals depends on why the engineering is done, according to the Pew Research Center.

Pew surveyed 2,537 adults in the US to ask their thoughts on the genetic engineering of animals, from modifying mosquitoes to prevent disease spread to engineering animals for human organ transplants to bringing back extinct species.

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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.