Volume 569 Number 7755



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Why brown fat has a lot of nerve p.196

Brown fat in mammals burns stored calories by producing heat, in a process that is controlled by nerves infiltrating this tissue. A protein that regulates innervation of brown fat and heat generation has been discovered.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01278-4

Pinpointing a spatial address for RNA profiles in tissues p.197

Knowing the gene-expression pattern of individual cells can unlock their identity. A refined method for generating cellular RNA profiles offers a way to obtain such data at a high level of spatial resolution in intact tissues.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01405-1