This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a team of Chinese researchers report on discovering new variation in the genome of the strain of Ebola virus responsible for the outbreak in Sierra Leone since it was first introduced to the region. The researchers analyzed 175 Ebola virus genome sequences collected from five distinct regions in the country between September and November 2014 after a rapid growth of the outbreak.

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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.