Volume 624 Issue 7990

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Ancient DNA uncovers past migrations in California p.43

Genomic data from ancient humans who lived up to 7,400 years ago, sampled from across California and Mexico, unveil patterns of migration that could explain how some Indigenous languages spread in parts of North America.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-03503-7

Diabetes prevention programme put to the test p.44

Causal evidence shows that referring people who are at risk of developing diabetes to a nationwide lifestyle-change programme can result in health improvements — but only if programme participation can be sustained.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-03431-6

Self-assembling structures close the gap to trap light p.49

An innovative method uses the intrinsic attractive force between silicon surfaces that are separated by a tiny gap to engineer structures that can confine light — offering an ideal set-up for manipulating single photons.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-03685-0

Genes are often uninformative for dating species’ origins p.51

The time frame of a species’ origins provides context for evolutionary questions. However, dates from fossils are often inconsistent with estimates from genetic data. Emerging evidence points to a new explanation for this discrepancy.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-03487-4