Nature Summaries and Reviews
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Genetically identical primates offer the best models of human disease, but raise ethical issues.
Governments must provide incentives for businesses to fix the global food system, not just punish them for acting irresponsibly, argues Lawrence Haddad.
The ability to become nearly any cell type is restricted to eggs, sperm and primitive stem cells in very early embryos. Maintaining this pluripotent state in vitro comes at a cost.
Even the simplest networks of neurons defy understanding. So how do neuroscientists hope to untangle brains with billions of cells?
There are reasons to be optimistic that the world will break its addiction to fossil fuels. But time is running out.
How flashing lights, pink noise or other non-invasive approaches to taming brainwaves might one day turn into treatments for neurodegenerative disease.
Xuemei Bai and colleagues call for long-term, cross-disciplinary studies to reduce carbon emissions and urban risks from global warming.