Volume 566 Issue 7742



News Features

News & Views

On the road to a gene drive in mammals p.43

A method for making a version of a gene more likely to be inherited than normal, generating what is called a gene drive, might be used to control insect populations. It has now been reported to work in mammals, too.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00185-y

Gut immune cells have a role in food metabolism p.49

The gut is an active site of immune defence against disease-causing microbes. A study in mice shows that a type of immune cell in the gut’s wall also helps to regulate sugar and fat metabolism.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00235-5