This Week in Science

In Science Advances this week, an international research team presents a way to identify fungus-derived natural products with biomedical potential. Called HEx — short for heterologous expression — the synthetic biology platform enables the rapid, scalable expression of fungal biosynthetic genes and their encoded metabolites in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

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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.

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.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.