Volume 564 Issue 7735


Wanted: a fair carbon tax p.161

Unrest in France at a rise in fuel prices highlights how the necessary transition to a clean economy must be carefully managed.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07717-y


News Features

News & Views

How cells hush a viral invader p.193

Viruses can insert a copy of their genetic sequence into a host cell’s genome. If the insertion fails, gene expression of unintegrated viral DNA in the nucleus is silenced. How this process occurs has now been uncovered.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07493-9

Darwin’s finches choose parent lookalikes as mates p.196

A preference for mating with similar individuals can have a key role in speciation. Research on Darwin’s finches suggests that individuals might use the likeness of their parents as a guide for choosing mates.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07494-8

Bacterial defence molecules target viral DNA p.199

Bacteria can use specific protein-based strategies to defend individual cells against viruses. Evidence that bacterial small molecules also target viruses provides fresh insights into how bacteria thwart viral infection.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-07576-7