This Week in Nature

In Nature this week, researchers from the University of Edinburgh and elsewhere present the results of an analysis of the genomes of more than 350,000 individuals, uncovering the existence of a small but measureable association between genome-wide homozygosity and certain key, complex traits. Specifically, the investigators found that increased levels of homozygosity correlate negatively with height, lung function, cognitive ability, and educational attainment.

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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.