Volume 579 Issue 7798



News Features

News & Views

Tweaking the DNA of myeloid cells curbs cancer spread p.196

Blood cells called myeloid cells can facilitate metastasis — the spread of a tumour to distant organs. Taming these cells with drugs that alter the chemical structure of their DNA limits metastasis in mice.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-00481-y

DNA-repair enzyme turns to translation p.198

A key DNA-repair enzyme has a surprising role during the early steps in the assembly of ribosomes — the molecular machines that translate the genetic code into protein.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-00424-7

Research on the cerebellum yields rewards p.202

A brain structure called the cerebellum has mostly been associated with learning from errors. The discovery that the cerebellum is also involved in reward-driven learning in monkeys implies a previously unappreciated role in cognition.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-00636-x