Volume 610 Issue 7933

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Missing heritability found for height p.631

A combined analysis of 281 genome-wide association studies finds 12,111 common DNA variants associated with a person’s height — and shows that larger studies will not yield more variants in populations of European ancestry.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-03029-4

A leap forward in the quest for general catalysts p.632

Truly general chemical reactions work well regardless of the structural features and functional groups in the starting molecule. A new screening protocol speeds up the identification of such reactions in the field of asymmetric catalysis.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-03173-x

Global soil map pinpoints key sites for conservation p.634

A map of Earth reveals hotspots of soil biodiversity and regions to target for conservation. Many of these areas are currently unprotected, which suggests that it is time to rethink our soil management and conservation priorities.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-03079-8

Mystery find of microbial DNA elements called Borgs p.635

Microorganisms store some genetic information on non-chromosomal elements. The emergence of a surprising version of these elements shifts our understanding of their diversity and potential roles.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-02975-3

Early gills exchanged ions before hosting gas transfer p.637

During evolution, key physiological changes enabled vertebrates to achieve a more active lifestyle. A comparison between living animals challenges current ideas on the timing of one such change in our ancestors.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-03220-7