The revelation that hair analysis testimony from US Federal Bureau of Investigation forensic examiners was flawed shouldn't come as a surprise, writes the Broad Institute's Eric Lander in an op-ed appearing in the New York Times.

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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.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.

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.