This Week in Science

In Science this week, an international group of researchers describe the use metagenomic nanopore sequencing to study a record upsurge of infection during last year's Nigerian Lassa fever season. They used Oxford Nanopore's MinIon device to sequence 120 patient samples obtained at the epicenter of a developing outbreak, providing genomic data and phylogenetic reconstructions to Nigerian authorities and the World Health Organization as they became available.

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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.