Volume 593 Issue 7858



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Neural interface translates thoughts into type p.197

A neural interface has been developed that could enable people with paralysis to type faster than they could using other technologies, by directly translating attempts at handwriting into text.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-00776-8

A continuous model of early mammalian development p.200

Characterization of the early developmental process called gastrulation has mostly been limited to snapshots at different time points. A model of mouse gastrulation now maps the transitions between cell types continuously in time.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01153-1

Nitrogen deletion offers fresh strategy for organic synthesis p.203

Many scientific fields and industries rely on the synthesis of small organic molecules. A chemical reagent has been developed that allows such molecules to be made by ‘deleting’ nitrogen atoms from readily accessible precursors.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01205-6