This Week in Nature

In Nature Ecology & Evolution this week, an international research team presents the results of genomic and other analyses that suggest Theobroma cacao — the plant used to make chocolate — was domesticated earlier and in a different region than currently believed.

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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.

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.