Volume 588 Issue 7838



News Features

News & Views

Quantum engineering for optical clocks p.397

Atomic clocks known as optical clocks are more accurate and stable than current timekeepers. Two quantum-engineering approaches could improve the performance of optical clocks even further and extend their applications.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-03510-y

Engineered antibodies to combat viral threats p.398

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages globally, interest in antiviral treatments has never been higher. Antibodies are key defence components, and engineering them to better exploit their natural functions might boost therapeutic options.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-03196-2