Volume 562 Issue 7728



News Features

News & Views

How to lose your inheritance p.497

In developing embryos, molecular and physical differences divide the cells that will form eggs or sperm and those that will form the body. The mouse protein OTX2 directs this decision by blocking reproductive-cell fate.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06849-5

Parrot patrol p.499

A study has demonstrated the value of using autonomous drones for conservation purposes.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07098-2

Transforming the global food system p.501

Can the predicted rise in global food demand by 2050 be met sustainably? A modelling study suggests that a combination of interventions will be needed to tackle the associated environmental challenges.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07094-6

The war on fake graphene p.502

The material graphene has a vast number of potential applications — but a survey of commercially available graphene samples reveals that research could be undermined by the poor quality of the available material.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06939-4