This Week in Science

In Science this week, a multi-institute research team uses long-read sequence assembly and full-length complementary DNA sequencing to generate new and improved orangutan and chimpanzee genome assemblies, without the need for human reference genome assemblies. By comparing the new ape genomes with previously assembled human genomes and a gorilla genome, the researchers

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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.