Volume 590 Issue 7845



News Features

News & Views

From one human genome to a complex tapestry of ancestry p.220

In the 20 years since the first drafts of the human genome were made public, an explosion in genome sequencing has revealed how our evolutionary history and health can be understood by analysing the diversity in our genomes.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-00237-2

Lend an ear to a classic tale of mammalian evolution p.224

Newly discovered fossil evidence has led to a re-evaluation of one of the fundamental transitions in mammalian evolution: the transformation of bones of the lower jaw into those of the middle ear.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-00064-5

Shedding squeezed light on dark matter p.226

Hypothetical particles called axions could constitute dark matter — the unseen component of the Universe. An experiment shows how quantum-manipulation technology can improve the sensitivity of axion detectors.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-00295-6