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Opening the door to the possibility of a new class of small, non-coding RNA, a team of researchers from the UK reported last month that they have identified in mammalian cells a fully processed and functional microRNA that is produced from the sense strand of DNA.

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.