Volume 619 Issue 7969

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

A human protein that holds bird flu viruses at bay p.253

Avian influenza A viruses that can cross the species barrier could cause the next pandemic. Mutations in the viral genome have now been found that can overcome a newly discovered antiviral protein, BTN3A3, in human cells.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01942-w

A fast quantum route to random numbers p.256

Using a quantum computer to speed up one step in a textbook approach to generating random numbers proves to be a savvy strategy, and one that could make good use of quantum computers that will be available in the near future.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02176-6

A lack of commitment to proliferation p.257

It turns out that commitment to cell division is not an irreversible switch. In the absence of sustained stimulation by growth factor proteins during DNA replication, cells can quit the cell cycle before cell division occurs.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02136-0