Volume 606 Issue 7914

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

25 years of valuing ecosystems in decision-making p.465

The economic value that the world’s ecosystems provide was first estimated in 1997, eliciting a wide range of reactions. How have such valuations advanced since then, and what are today’s frontiers in using these values for decision-making?

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01480-x

The first complete human genome p.468

Sequences of the human genome have typically included gaps in repetitive regions of DNA. A combination of state-of-the-art technologies has now enabled researchers to generate the first complete human genome sequence.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01368-w

Molecular soccer balls connected to make a 2D material p.470

Two-dimensional materials made of carbon have been limited to monolayers of atoms, such as graphene. Sheets composed of connected buckyballs — spherical clusters of atoms — have now been made by peeling layers from a crystal.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01568-4

Give physicians’ views to improve COVID vaccine uptake p.471

Informing people once about physicians’ views on COVID-19 vaccination improves vaccination rates by 4 percentage points after 9 months. This finding suggests that light-touch educative nudges can have lasting positive effects.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01305-x

Potato genomes pave the way to crop improvement p.472

High-quality genome sequences for 44 wild and cultivated potatoes will enable researchers to better study this essential crop’s evolution and develop varieties that can withstand heat and drought caused by climate change.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01419-2