This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature Methods, University of Utah researchers present GIGGLE, a genomics search engine designed to identify and rank the significance of genomic loci shared between query features and thousands of genome interval files. Like search engines for the Internet, GIGGLE provides users with the ability to conduct large-scale comparisons of their results with thousands of reference datasets and genome annotations in seconds, the authors say.

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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.