Volume 617 Issue 7959

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Africa-led group generates lablab crop genome p.37

Lablab is a key crop in the tropics. A high-quality genome sequence for the plant, produced in Kenya, provides insights that could boost breeding programmes and pave the way for more African crops to be sequenced in African laboratories.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01022-z

Planet swallowed after venturing too close to its star p.38

An outburst of radiation offers direct evidence that a star has consumed a giant planet. But not every planet ends up as a stellar host’s snack — the star’s properties, and its interactions with the planet, have to be just right.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01385-3

An unexpected timer for cell division p.39

A serendipitous observation has revealed that cells make several versions of a key protein needed for cell division. The ratio of these protein isoforms influences how long division can be delayed when errors arise.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01355-9

Bright light coaxed from electrically driven quantum dots p.41

Nanocrystals made from a semiconducting material have been shown to emit intense light when excited with an electric current. The technology could be used to build a type of laser that is more versatile than those in general use.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01386-2

Enzyme lights dual fires to promote cancer p.42

Tumours with certain cancer-driving mutations are difficult to treat. A discovery that one enzyme both controls proliferation and suppresses anticancer immune defences presages the exploration of new cancer-therapy strategies.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01025-w