This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of US and Japanese investigators publish a study showing that protein destabilizing mutations encoding nongenetic variation can drive evolutionary innovation, shedding new light on a disputed theory. While natural selection can explain adaptation, it is unable to account for how mutations encode new function.

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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.