Litterbugs Beware

Some bus stop billboards in Hong Kong are showing sketches of what litterbugs look like based on the DNA they left behind on their improperly discarded items, Discover's D-brief blog reports.

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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.