Nature Summaries and Reviews

See all summaries and reviews from Nature at a glance.

A Gripping Problem
Humans are masters of dexterity. But robots are catching up.

Richard Hodson

Nature, 2018

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Four Ethical Priorities for Neurotechnologies and AI
Artificial intelligence and brain-computer interfaces must respect and preserve people’s privacy, identity, agency and equality, say Rafael Yuste, Sara Goering and colleagues.

Rafael Yuste and Sara Goering et al.

Nature, 2017

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Chemists Can Help to Solve the Air-Pollution Health Crisis
Learning more about how pollutants enter and damage the body would reduce disease and deaths, say Jos Lelieveld and Ulrich Pöschl.

Jos Lelieveld and Ulrich Pöschl

Nature, 2017

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China’s Push for Better Babies
A campaign to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis could put the country on the path towards eliminating certain diseases.

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2017

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On the Right Track
Trace people, not papers; a new way to measure the impact of science on society.

Neil Savage

Nature, 2017

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Use Machine Learning to Find Energy Materials
Artificial intelligence can speed up research into new photovoltaic, battery and carbon-capture materials, argue Edward Sargent, Alán Aspuru-Guzik and colleagues.

Phil De Luna et al.

Nature, 2017

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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of 23andMe
How Anne Wojcicki took the start-up firm from the brink of failure to scientific preeminence.

Erika Check Hayden

Nature, 2017

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Portrait of a Memory
Researchers are painting intricate pictures of individual memories and learning how the brain works in the process.

Helen Shen

Nature, 2018

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Baby’s First Bacteria
The womb was thought to be sterile. Some scientists argue it’s where the microbiome begins.

Cassandra Willyard

Nature, 2018

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The Greatest Hits of the Human Genome
A tour through the most studied genes in biology reveals some surprises.

Elie Dolgin

Nature, 2017

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