Volume 582 Issue 7813



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News & Views

Tumour metabolites hinder DNA repair p.492

Altered metabolism and genome instability are hallmarks of cancer. A mechanism now explains how three small molecules that accumulate in tumours connect abnormal metabolism to genomic problems by hindering DNA repair.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-01569-1

A step closer to secure global communication p.494

Quantum key distribution is a cryptographic method that can guarantee secure communication. A satellite-based experiment has shown that this technique can be applied over long distances without the need for trusted relays.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-01779-7