Volume 584 Issue 7820



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Rethinking extinctions that arise from habitat loss p.194

Does the loss of species through habitat decline follow the same pattern whether the area lost is part of a large or a small habitat? An analysis sheds light on this long-running debate, with its implications for conservation strategies.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-02210-x

Stretch exercises for stem cells expand the skin p.196

Stretching the skin of mice reveals that mechanical strain is communicated by a subpopulation of stem cells that proliferate and promote mechanical resistance, and so generate extra skin.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-02158-y