Volume 567 Issue 7746



News Features

News & Views

When cooperators cheat p.34

A study of a cuckoo species that usually shows cooperative nesting behaviour, but sometimes cheats at parenthood by laying eggs in others’ nests, reveals the benefits that have shaped the evolution of this parasitic tactic.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00643-7

Unstable genomes promote inflammation p.41

Faulty DNA replication can make genomes unstable. It now seems that, in mice, severe disruption of DNA replication triggers inflammation in the placenta, and female embryos are more sensitive to this than are male ones.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00510-5