Volume 613 Issue 7944

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Metabolism dictates the pace of development across species p.439

Mouse and human embryos undergo similar developmental steps, but the exact timings differ. An analysis reveals that differences in metabolic activity set the timing of one such step on the road to formation of the vertebrae.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04483-w

The β-selection step shapes T-cell identity p.440

T cells of the immune system develop through a lineage-commitment step followed by two checkpoints. The finding that the first checkpoint is needed to complete commitment offers a fresh perspective on T-cell development.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-00025-0

A neural strategy for directional behaviour p.442

How does a fruit fly’s brain determine which way the animal should escape in the face of a looming predator? A mechanism involving numeric gradients of synaptic connections between neurons provides an answer.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04494-7