This Week in Nature

In Nature Ecology & Evolution this week, scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences report a genomic analysis of the fall webworm, a highly invasive pest from North America that has spread throughout the Northern Hemisphere in recent decades. Using whole-genome sequencing and transcriptome profiling, the researchers identify genetic factors underlying the rapid adaptation of the fall webworm, such as genes and pathways associated with carbohydrate metabolism and gustatory receptors.

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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.