Volume 583 Issue 7817



News Features

News & Views

Mitochondrial genome editing gets precise p.521

A bacterial toxin has been found that allows DNA in a cellular organelle called the mitochondrion to be precisely altered. This development could help to combat diseases caused by mutations in mitochondrial DNA.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-01974-6

How lactate links cannabis to social behaviour p.526

An active component of cannabis has been shown to disrupt the delicate metabolic balance between neurons and non-neuronal cells called astrocytes, altering social behaviour in mice.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-01975-5