Nature Summaries and Reviews

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8 Article

An AI Tool to Make Clinical Trials More Inclusive

An artificial-intelligence tool called Trial Pathfinder can run clinical-trial emulations using healthcare data from people with cancer, and can learn how to optimize trial-inclusion eligibility criteria, while maintaining patient safety.
Chunhua Weng and James R. Rogers
Nature, 2021
10 Article

Six Months of COVID Vaccines: What 1.7 Billion Doses Have Taught Scientists

As countries race to administer coronavirus vaccines, researchers are analysing the effects while a rash of viral variants raises concern.
Heidi Ledford
Nature, 2021
8 Article

Stem Cells 2 Go

Japan has turned regenerative medicine into a regulatory free-for-all. Patients across the world could pay the price.
David Cyranoski and Brendan Maher
Nature, 2019
9 Article

Stocking the Shelves for the Next Pandemic

Despite previous warnings, drug makers failed to prepare a stockpile of compounds to fight viral pandemics. Can they finally do the right thing?
Elie Dolgin
Nature, 2021
9 Article

The Future Costs of Methane Emissions

An analysis of the costs of climate change caused by adding one tonne of methane to the atmosphere finds that high-income regions of the world should spend much more on efforts to lower such emissions than should low-income regions.
James K. Hammitt
Nature, 2021
8 Article

First Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Released in the United States

Biotech firm Oxitec launches controversial field test of its insects in Florida after years of opposition from residents and regulatory complications.
Emily Waltz
Nature, 2021
10 Article

Deep-Sea Dilemma

Mining the ocean floor could solve mineral shortages – and lead to epic extinctions in some of the most remote ecosystems on Earth.
Olive Heffernan
Nature, 2019
8 Article

The Pain Gap

After decades of assuming that pain works the same way in all sexes, scientists are finding that different biological pathways can produce an ‘ouch!’.
Amber Dance
Nature, 2019
8 Article

Four Steps to Global Management of Space Traffic

Jamie Morin sets out the elements required to track satellites and avoid crashes.
Jamie Morin
Nature, 2019
8 Article

A Gripping Problem

Humans are masters of dexterity. But robots are catching up.
Richard Hodson
Nature, 2018