Financial woes of leading biotech firm highlight challenges of developing innovative therapies.
Nature 533 304 doi: 10.1038/533304a
Ice-going vessels like Britain’s RRS Sir David Attenborough — named Boaty McBoatface by the Internet — are being built across the world.
Nature 533 302 doi: 10.1038/533302a
Materials scientists are creating next-generation mixtures with remarkable properties.
Nature 533 306 doi: 10.1038/533306a
Old-fashioned breeding techniques are bearing more fruit than genetic engineering in developing hyper-efficient plants.
Nature 533 308 doi: 10.1038/533308a
Details of redundancies at CSIRO alarm global climate community.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19944
Chemists generate variations on erythromycin in ‘daring’ synthesis.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19946
An experiment in genetics education reveals how Mendel’s legacy holds back the teaching of science, says Gregory Radick.
Nature 533 293 doi: 10.1038/533293a
Technique tested on Britons' genomes provides first look at human genetic adaptation over the past 2,000 years.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19917
Scientists spot mutations that could explain how giraffes became the world’s tallest living mammals.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19931
Researchers' long fight to test psilocybin's safety finally yields fruit.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19919
The Social Science Research Network says that it will continue to offer free submissions and downloads under its new owner.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19932
Synthetic polymerase is a small step along the way to mirrored life forms.
Nature 533 303 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19918
Tools and bones from Florida could put to rest the ‘Clovis-first’ theory of America’s colonization.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19913
The nonprofit Simons Foundation will fund a new observatory to search for signs of stretching in the very early universe.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19914
US government and private investors team up for proposed effort to study Earth’s microbes.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19915
Chemical assembly bolsters theory that life might have begun with RNA.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19901
Electron and holes smashed together inside a crystal.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19904
A simple signal may incentivize researchers to make data and materials publicly available.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19907
New President Michel Temer — who replaces impeached Dilma Rousseff — is fusing the science and telecommunications ministries.
Nature 533 301 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19910
Stem-cell scientists attempt to fend off the need for government regulation that could impede research.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19909