Volume 564 Issue 7734



News Features

News & Views

The rocky road to biomolecules p.42

A natural chemical reaction that occurs below the sea floor makes the amino acid tryptophan without biological input. This finding reveals a process that might have helped life on Earth to begin.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07262-8

Exit route evolved into entry path in plants p.45

Chloroplast organelles in plant cells are thought to have evolved from bacterial cells. It emerges that the protein-import system in chloroplasts arose from components that export proteins out of bacteria.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07426-6

Long-sought decay of the Higgs boson seen p.46

Measurements of the strength of interactions between the Higgs boson and other particles test the current model of particle physics. A key part of this model has been confirmed by observing the most common decay of the Higgs boson.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07405-x

Location matters for insulin-producing cells p.50

Intrinsic and extrinsic cues drive dynamic processes that control cell fate during organ development. A study of mouse and human cells reveals how these inputs affect cells that make the essential hormone insulin.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07490-y