Nature Summaries and Reviews

See all summaries and reviews from Nature at a glance.

Following last year’s bombshell revelation, investigations mount and debates swirl about the future for gene-edited humans. Here are the four most pressing questions.

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2019

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Our special report examines the role of renewables, nuclear power and carbon capture in reaching this ambitious goal.

Smriti Mallapaty

Nature, 2020

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Viruses hold solutions to a lot of problems, so let’s fund and reward cataloguing, urge Jens H. Kuhn and colleagues.

Eugene V. Koonin et al.

Nature, 2019

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Growing use of surveillance technology has prompted calls for bans and stricter regulation.

Antoaneta Roussi and Richard Van Noorden

Nature, 2020

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The technology is improving – but the bigger issue is how it’s used.

Antoaneta Roussi et al.

Nature, 2020

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Unleash the ocean’s potential to boost economies sustainably while addressing climate change, food security and biodiversity.

Peter M. Haugan et al.

Nature, 2020

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Different SARS-CoV-2 strains haven’t yet had a major impact on the course of the pandemic, but they might in future.

Ewen Callaway

Nature, 2020

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Scientists welcome the first compelling evidence that vaccines can prevent COVID-19 – but questions remain about how much protection they offer, and for how long.

Ewen Callaway

Nature, 2020

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If approval comes before clinical trials end, this could complicate the study of vaccines’ long-term effects

David Cyranoski and Smriti Mallapaty

Nature, 2020

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Governments that are considering compulsory immunizations must avoid stoking anti-vaccine sentiment, argue Saad B. Omer, Cornelia Betsch and Julie Leask.

Saad B. Omer et al.

Nature, 2019

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