Volume 583 Issue 7815



News Features

News & Views

Going back in time for an antibody to fight COVID-19 p.203

Efforts are intensifying to try to harness antibodies as a therapy for COVID-19. A study reveals the insights that can be gained from antibodies made by a person who had a coronavirus infection that caused the disease SARS.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-01816-5

An antiviral response beyond immune cells p.206

Fibroblast, epithelial and endothelial cells are more than just the scaffold of an organ — it emerges that they communicate with immune cells and are primed to launch organ-specific gene-expression programs for antiviral defence.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-01916-2

Strands of evidence about cancer evolution p.207

DNA damage can cause mutations due to failure of DNA repair and errors during DNA replication. Tracking the strand of the DNA double helix on which damage occurs has shed light on processes that affect tumour evolution.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-01815-6