Volume 588 Issue 7836



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News & Views

Sight restored by turning back the epigenetic clock p.34

Neurons progressively deteriorate with age and lose resilience to injury. It emerges that treatment with three transcription factors can re-endow neurons in the mature eye with youthful characteristics and the capacity to regenerate.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-03119-1

Building a chemical blueprint for human blood p.36

What determines the chemical make-up of human blood? Measurement of the contributions of factors ranging from genetics to lifestyle has now identified diet and gut microbes as key predictors of blood’s molecular composition.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-03122-6