Volume 562 Issue 7727


Progress on antibiotic resistance p.307

Clinicians, companies and researchers have come together to suggest ways to break the deadlock on finding better ways to prescribe antibiotics.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07031-7


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CRISPR tool puts RNA on the record p.347

The bacterial-defence system CRISPR–Cas can store DNA snippets that correspond to encountered viral RNA sequences. One such system has now been harnessed to record gene expression over time in bacteria.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06869-1

Twenty-five years of using microlensing to study dark matter p.349

In 1993, two papers reported observations of an astronomical phenomenon called gravitational microlensing. The results showed that microlensing could be used to probe the elusive dark matter that is thought to pervade the Universe.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07006-8

The eukaryotic ancestor shapes up p.352

Asgard archaea are the closest known relatives of nucleus-bearing organisms called eukaryotes. A study indicates that these archaea have a dynamic network of actin protein — a trait thought of as eukaryote-specific.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06868-2