Nature Summaries and Reviews
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Create an artificial-intelligence platform for the planet, urges Lucas N. Joppa.
The womb was thought to be sterile. Some scientists argue it’s where the microbiome begins.
With prices for renewables dropping, many countries in Africa might leap past dirty forms of energy towards a cleaner future.
There are reasons to be optimistic that the world will break its addiction to fossil fuels. But time is running out.
Learning more about how pollutants enter and damage the body would reduce disease and deaths, say Jos Lelieveld and Ulrich Pöschl.
A campaign to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis could put the country on the path towards eliminating certain diseases.
Identify sources of inequity, de-bias training data and develop algorithms that are robust to skews in data, urge James Zou and Londa Schiebinger.
Evolution favours the body form best adapted to the local environment, but it can also favour rare forms. Stickleback experiments reveal how these two selection forces can interact, and how this can limit population divergence.
Artificial intelligence and brain-computer interfaces must respect and preserve people’s privacy, identity, agency and equality, say Rafael Yuste, Sara Goering and colleagues.