The United Kingdom is considering innovative ways of regulating gene editing in food and farming. Robust processes and public confidence will be vital for success.
A proposal that weighs up options for meeting climate, conservation and food-provision goals deserves serious consideration.
Global tensions, limits on international collaboration and an emphasis on real-world applications drive the nation’s vision for research.
Nature retraction is a setback for Microsoft’s approach to quantum computing, as researchers continue to search for the exotic quantum states.
The National Institutes of Health will fund researchers to track people’s recovery, and will host a biospecimen bank.
Bimonthly injections of cabotegravir kept most people free of HIV, but in rare cases the drug hid infections and fuelled resistance, study finds.
Despite pandemic disruption, astronomers detected thousands of previously unknown near-Earth asteroids last year.
Targeted approach could lead to an opioid-free way of treating chronic pain.
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A specialized type of bone-cell progenitor has been identified in the bone marrow, and shown to support the generation of immune cells called lymphocytes in response to movement.
Damage to DNA in a cellular organelle called the mitochondrion triggers an immune response in the nucleus. Mechanistic insights into this process shed light on how organelles communicate.
A fully autonomous computer system has been developed that can take part in live debates with people. The findings hint at a future in which artificial intelligence can help humans to formulate and make sense of complex arguments.
Symbiotic interactions between organisms have aided major evolutionary transitions. The interaction between two microorganisms has parallels with the evolution of mitochondria — key organelles in eukaryotic cells.
Tectonic-plate material is generally thought to be neither created nor destroyed at plate boundaries called oceanic transform faults. An analysis of sea-floor topography suggests that this assumption is incorrect.
T follicular helper cells undergo antigen-dependent selection in germinal centres, with higher-affinity T cell receptors supporting stronger proliferation leading to their clonal dominance.
A modular de novo designed biosensor platform consisting of a cage and key molecule is developed, and used to create sensors for seven distinct proteins including the spike protein from SARS-CoV-2 and anti-SARS antibodies.