This Week in Science

In Science Advances, a team of US and European scientists presents a new high-quality genome assembly of the donkey. Using Chicago HiRise assembly technology, the investigators achieved subchromosomal scaffolds they say are four times larger than previously published donkey assemblies.

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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.