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September 20, 2017

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Take stock of research ethics in human genome editing

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.

September 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Snow leopards, ancient zero and Cassini’s big finish

Snow leopards, ancient zero and Cassini’s big finish

Nature 549, 7672 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/549312a

The week in science: 15–21 September 2017.

September 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Sharks can live a lot longer than researchers realized

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.

by Daniel Cressey at September 20, 2017 12:00 AM

How the Internet of cells has biologists buzzing

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.

by Monya Baker at September 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Bring on the bodyNET

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.

by Zhenan Bao at September 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Relativity: Final ascent of physics

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.

by Robert P. Crease at September 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes

Fiction: The science in Sherlock Holmes

Nature 549, 7672 (2017). doi:10.1038/549332a

Author: Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova detects the fictional sleuth's inner researcher, 130 years on from his 'birth'.

by Maria Konnikova at September 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Sea-level rise: No chaos in the satellite-data record

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

by John Church at September 20, 2017 12:00 AM

Historical data: Hidden in the past

Historical data: Hidden in the past

Nature 549, 7672 (2017). doi:10.1038/nj7672-419

Author: Roberta Kwok

Old photos, logbooks and papers are a gold mine for fields such as ecology and climatology.

by Roberta Kwok at September 20, 2017 12:00 AM

The coded messenger

The coded messenger

Nature 549, 7672 (2017). doi:10.1038/549424a

Author: Andrea Kriz

It's in your make-up.

by Andrea Kriz at September 20, 2017 12:00 AM