Daily briefing: Cruise ship coronavirus outbreak gave scientists ‘an ideal experiment’

NATURE BRIEFING 26 March 2020 The COVID-19 outbreak on the Diamond Princess has given researchers the…

All-purpose enzymes boost CRISPR’s powers

The Cas9 enzyme (red, artist’s impression) snips DNA (orange). Improved versions of Cas9 promise to expand…

How a starfish egg is like a quantum system

Protein attachment to the membrane of a starfish egg cell occurs in rippling waves (video is…

Should scientists infect healthy people with the coronavirus to test vaccines?

NEWS Q&A 26 March 2020 Radical proposal to conduct ‘human challenge’ studies could dramatically speed up…

Seven tips to manage your mental health and well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak

CAREER COLUMN 26 March 2020 Feeling overwhelmed by a lockdown and the need to suddenly adopt…

We need more evidence to answer questions about screening

OUTLOOK 25 March 2020 When should people start being screened for breast cancer? Laura Esserman details…

Coronavirus latest: India begins nation-wide lockdown

NEWS 25 March 2020 Updates on the respiratory illness that has infected hundreds of thousands of…

A mycobacterial ABC transporter mediates the uptake of hydrophilic compounds

1. Gopinath, K. et al. A vitamin B12 transporter in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Open Biol. 3, 120175…

Parental-to-embryo switch of chromosome organization in early embryogenesis

1. Burton, A. & Torres-Padilla, M.-E. Chromatin dynamics in the regulation of cell fate allocation during…

Z-nucleic-acid sensing triggers ZBP1-dependent necroptosis and inflammation

1. Wang, A. H. et al. Molecular structure of a left-handed double helical DNA fragment at…