Volume 599 Issue 7884



The search for people who never get COVID p.191

An international team of researchers wants to find people who are genetically resistant to SARS-CoV-2, in the hope of developing new drugs and treatments.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-02978-6

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The unexpected ancestry of Inner Asian mummies p.204

The genomes of Bronze Age mummies from the Tarim Basin in northwest China suggest that these individuals were descended from an ancient Asian population that was genetically isolated, despite extensive cultural interactions in the region.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-02872-1

Global temperature changes mapped across the past 24,000 years p.208

Palaeoclimate data and models have been used to produce a comprehensive report of Earth’s temperature changes over the past 24 millennia. The results suggest that modern warming differs from the gradual rise of the past 10,000 years.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-03011-6

Rhinoceros genomes uncover family secrets p.209

Genomes from living and extinct rhinos reveal that different species evolved as a result of geographic isolation. A comparison of DNA from different species also shows that rhinos have long displayed low genetic variability.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-02777-z