This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team led by researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology describes a machine learning-based method for precise and predictable CRISPR genome editing of pathogenic variants. The investigators built a library of roughly 2,000 Cas9 guide RNAs paired with DNA target sites and trained with a computer model called inDelphi.

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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.