Take stock of research ethics in human genome editing
Nature 549, 7672 (2017). doi:10.1038/549307a
Progress in the use of CRISPR–Cas9 for human germline editing highlights some pressing ethical considerations for research on embryos.
Sharks can live a lot longer than researchers realized
Nature 549, 7672 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature.2017.22626
Author: Daniel Cressey
Errors in past studies could undermine conservation plans.
How the Internet of cells has biologists buzzing
Nature 549, 7672 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/549322a
Author: Monya Baker
Networks of nanotubes may allow cells to share everything from infections and cancer to dementia-linked proteins.
Bring on the bodyNET
Nature 549, 7672 (2017). doi:10.1038/549328a
Authors: Bryant Chu, William Burnett, Jong Won Chung & Zhenan Bao
Stretchable sensors, circuits and batteries are about to change our relationships with electronics and each other, explain Bryant Chu and colleagues.
Relativity: Final ascent of physics
Nature 549, 7672 (2017). doi:10.1038/549331a
Author: Robert P. Crease
Robert P. Crease applauds the third volume of a thrilling guide to a special pursuit.
Sea-level rise: No chaos in the satellite-data record
Nature 549, 7672 (2017). doi:10.1038/549334d
Authors: R. Steven Nerem, Anny Cazenave & John Church
The use of the slang term snafu (indicating a confused or chaotic state) in your headline 'Satellite snafu masked true sea-level rise for decades' undermines the satellite record's crucial contribution to the precise measurement of indicators of Earth's changing climate (Nature547, 265